December 11 Web Event: Racism and Discrimination in Health Care - Experiences Today and Actions…
December 08, 2020
Approaching the end of 2020, two of the most pressing concerns facing the country are the long-standing issue of racial discrimination and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The issues have merged with the pandemic taking a disproportionate health and economic toll on people of color. As vaccines become available, prioritizing racial equity will become increasingly important for mitigating these disparities and preventing further widening of the gap going forward, especially as early polling indicates that people of color are more hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
KFF and the Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) will hold an interactive web event at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, December 11, to discuss addressing systemic racial discrimination in the health care system and meeting the moment to earn trust among individuals and communities as COVID-19 vaccines come to market.
Welcome and Initial Remarks
Remarks and Q&A
Panel Presentation and Discussion about KFF/The Undefeated Survey on Race and Health
Perspectives of Leaders and Practitioners
The one hour 20-minute event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
The event furthers Satcher Health Leadership Institute’s commitment to developing equity-focused leaders and creating systemic change at the intersection of equity and policy. SHLI is launching the Health Equity Tracker and co-leading the establishment of the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color.
The web briefing is open to the public. If you have any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.