Sept. 23 Webinar Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health

September 08, 2020 1:45 PM | Anonymous

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation

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Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health

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September 23, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET


Lisa Cacari Stone
University of New Mexico

Jane Delgado
National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Juan Chaluja
Florida Blue

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Systemic Racism Webinar Latino health

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the synergistic effects of systemic racism, combined with other factors, on the health of Latinos in the United States. Long-standing and ongoing social and economic inequities–including health literacy barriers, disproportionate employment as essential workers and limited access to employment and insurance benefits–leave Latinos at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and having more severe cases of the disease. Latinos account for a disproportionate number of cases, are over 4 times as likely to be hospitalized than White Americans, and their share of COVID-19 related deaths is increasing.

This webinar will highlight effective strategies to address the negative impact that systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors have on the health and well-being of Latinos. Experts will share actionable, solutions-based approaches that can make a difference at the state and community level, including:

  • An overview of the health equity challenges and disparities impacting immigrant, border and Latino communities in the U.S. and increasing their risk of COVID-19
  • Grassroots and community efforts and effective methods of supporting uninsured Latino populations, including challenges around mental health and access to care
  • A health plan partnership to improve care delivery and their commitment to addressing health access and literacy among Florida’s Latino communities through community workers and outreach

draft agenda is available on our website.

Check out the first webinar in this series, Systemic Racism and Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen, and the accompanying infographic.

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