The stark racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality and prevalence rates have placed a spotlight on the long-standing connection between systemic racism and health. The country is in the midst of a racism and public health crisis reflected in disparities in access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, the ability of frontline workers to protect themselves and their families, food and housing insecurity, and many other factors. This three-part series focuses on the impact of systemic racism on the health and well-being of Black and Latino people, as well as others from a diverse range of ethnic and racial backgrounds. The goal of the series is to increase understanding of these important issues, and offer actionable solutions for positive change.
Maternal Mortality and New Risks to Women’s Reproductive Health
September 20, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
This webinar explored overall maternal mortality, the impact of the current reproductive rights debate, the unequal impact faced by some communities, and solutions that can improve maternal health outcomes.
Achieving Health Equity: What’s Next?
May 21, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:15 PM ET
As the nation recovers from the pandemic, health experts are taking a close look at addressing the health inequities that contributed to this situation and ensuring that it does not happen again. For this webinar, leaders in public health discussed key issues that harm health in America’s Indigenous, Black and Latino communities, as well as solutions.