Targeting Health Disparities in the Minority Community
The pandemic has revealed the striking socioeconomic and healthcare inequities in the U.S. that disproportionately impact African Americans and underserved minority communities. Underlying chronic medical conditions like diabetes and lung disease may exacerbate the symptoms of COVID-19 and generally lead to worse patient outcomes. Because minorities have historically high rates of chronic conditions, these populations are at a particular risk of being severely impacted by the pandemic.
Dr. Wayne Tuckson, M.D.,UofL Health; T Benicio Gonzalez, Director, Center for Health Equity; Dr. Christopher Jones M.D., UofL Health; Dr. Marlyce R. Hill-Ali, M.D.;
Dr. Latrice Best, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology