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Confronting Inequality in America: Beyond COVID-19: Closing the Racial Health Gap
October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
On Thursday, October 29, POLITICO Live is convening physicians, advocates and policymakers for its second town hall in the Confronting Inequality in America series to discuss the policy and public health solutions needed to solve the inequalities in the US health care system that have a disproportionate impact on Black and other patients of color.
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare these health inequities with African American and Latino patients being hospitalized or dying from Covid-19 at higher rates. Before the pandemic, Blacks and Latinos already faced a number of obstacles in receiving primary and preventive care, which is tied to a number of factors such as poverty, educational attainment and structural discrimination in the health care system.
This town hall, Beyond COVID-19: Closing the Racial Health Gap, will also address implicit bias in health care, Black maternal mortality rates and the lack of Black doctors and its impact in the quality of care that Black patients receive. Learn more about the event and panelists here.