Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Rep. Lauren Underwood, Dr. Melissa Gilliam & Brenda Battle

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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Rep. Lauren Underwood, Dr. Melissa Gilliam & Brenda Battle

UChicago Urban Network Live Virtual Panel Event: Racism as a Public Health Crisis for America’s Cities

COVID-19 has increased the disparities facing Black Americans in every aspect of health care — from preventive medicine and maternal health to insurance coverage and hospital access. In the fight for equity, health care continues to be at the forefront of the national dialogue and a focus for medical professionals, lawmakers and academics alike. This discussion focuses on the impacts of this crisis and where we go from here to create better health outcomes for all Americans.

Panelists:
-Rep. Lauren Underwood, co-founder, Black Maternal Health Caucus
-Dr. Melissa Gilliam, Vice Provost, Ellen H. Block Prof. of Health Justice, UChicago Medicine
-Brenda Battle, Vice President, Urban Health Initiative

This event was recorded live on Sep 10, 2020.

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