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COVID-19: Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities


This webinar is part of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ special topic series, Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery. 

We know that before this pandemic arrived, not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated these realities, as communities of color are experiencing a disproportionately high number of confirmed coronavirus cases and rate of death from the virus. This webinar explored how COVID-19 exposed existing disparities experienced by Black communities, the historical context, institutional and systemic racism, and how communities can begin to address these disparities now and during recovery with policy, systems, and environmental change. 


•    Dr. Camara Jones, MD, PhD -  a family physician and epidemiologist, a senior fellow and associate professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, and past president of the American Public Health Association.

•    Ms. Cassandra Welchlin - the Lead Organizer and Co-Convener of the Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable and co-founder of the Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative.

•    Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins - a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Montgomery County, MD, and Director of State and Local Government Affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Publication Year: 
2020-01-01 00:00:00
Resource(s) on...: 
Cultural competency
Health disparities/equity
Policy, systems and environmental change
Publishing Organization(s): 
Other - Organizations
Publisher Location(s): 
Wisconsin (WI)
Target Location(s): 
Target Population(s): 
Black or African American