Winter '21 Quarterly Conversations: Health and Racial Justice in the Black Community
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Racism is a global health crisis, one that leads to devastating health outcomes for the Black community. Black Americans experience high levels of stress due to racism in their daily lives and have difficulty obtaining health insurance and accessing high quality health care services. This leads to poorer health outcomes when compared to other Americans. The recent events of 2020 have further illuminated the health effects of systemic and structural racism; this was not only reflected in the inhumane acts against George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black individuals, but also in the disproportionate rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths throughout the Black community. What are some ways that we, as members of the Global Health community, can pursue racial justice in healthcare when the disparities of access and quality are ingrained in the system itself? Join us for a discussion as we explore the relationship of racial justice and health equity.