Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen

August 11, 2020 | 01:00 PM
02:00 PM ET

Webinar Transcript

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. Long-standing social and economic inequities have contributed to multiple social determinants of health that increase the risk of getting or dying from COVID-19. In the United States, Black Americans are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white Americans, while facing barriers to testing, treatment, and options for prevention and self-protection. This webinar discussed how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference.

The first part in our Stopping the Other Pandemic: Systemic Racism and Health series, this webinar explored the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. Speakers discussed:

  • How health is not created in the health system and how we need to sustain a focus on racism moving forward and improving health and the health care system
  • A health plan’s comprehensive approach to addressing racism in health care through provider anti-bias training, efforts to increase workforce diversity and the incorporation of equity into value-based care arrangements
  • How a local system of health centers is focusing on grassroots strategies and efforts to address systemic racism and improve health outcomes in the community

Speakers

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Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Emory University; Morehouse School of Medicine
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Derek Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Tiffany Netters, MPA, PMP
504 HealthNet

Presentation Slides

"Naming Racism and Moving to Action" - Camara Jones
"Local Insights and Efforts to Eliminate Health Disparities" - Derek Robinson
"Community-level Solutions to Address Systemic Racism" - Tiffany Netters