Aug. 21 NIHCM Environmental Health: Air Pollution, COVID-19 & Health Disparities webinar

August 03, 2020 1:13 PM | Anonymous

Air pollution exposure linked to high COVID-19 mortality


National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation

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WEBINAR

Environmental Health: Air Pollution, COVID-19 & Health Disparities

Date and Time

August 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Featuring

Charles Lee
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jeremy Hoffman
Science Museum of Virginia

Josie Williams
Greensboro Housing Coalition, Inc.

Valerie Stewart
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation


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Homelessness Webinar

Clear skies over many of the world’s largest cities became a visible mark of the COVID-19 pandemic as stay at home orders initially went into place. This has been a stark contrast when considering outdoor air pollution was killing around 4.2 million people worldwide each year. Researchers in the US have suggested air pollution has significantly worsened the COVID-19 pandemic and potentially led to more deaths than if pollution-free skies were the norm. This webinar will explore how different neighborhoods in the same city can have vastly different air quality and what that means for their residents’ short- and long-term health outcomes. 

Speakers will discuss:

  • What contributes to air pollution and how environmental injustice has been highlighted during COVID-19
  • How neighborhoods experiencing environmental injustice face poorer air quality and extreme heat while also bearing the brunt of this pandemic
  • What one health plan foundation is doing to improve air quality and combat asthma in the communities they serve

draft agenda is available on our website.

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