COVID-19

Bridging the Health Equity Gap: Strategies to Create an Equitable Health System for Latinx Communities

Existing disparities in health care and other health predictors have led to the Latinx community having an increased risk of contracting COVID-19, as well as an increased vulnerability to the negative social and economic impacts from the pandemic. Luckily, the Latinx Advocacy Team and Interdisciplinary… Read More »Bridging the Health Equity Gap: Strategies to Create an Equitable Health System for Latinx Communities

Hispanic/Latinx Health Equity: Research, Education, and Initiatives

COVID-19 has shown that the Hispanic/Latinx community in many states has not only experienced a higher number of cases and deaths than the general population, but that the pandemic has also exacerbated preexisting inequities. This website produced by the American Medical Association (AMA) includes a… Read More »Hispanic/Latinx Health Equity: Research, Education, and Initiatives

Social Determinants of Health Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Barriers: A Resource for Health Centers, Vol.1

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Health Outreach Partners (HOP), MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), four HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations, released a report on lessons learned, challenges, barriers, and impact stories shared from the four sessions of the… Read More »Social Determinants of Health Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Barriers: A Resource for Health Centers, Vol.1

Recorded Webinar: Building Health Equity Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Health Equity: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward 

View the recording of our first webinar of the Building Health Equity Webinar series, COVID-19 and Health Equity: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward via Zoom. This webinarfeatured Dr. Martha Carvour from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and Mazahir Salih from the Center for… Read More »Recorded Webinar: Building Health Equity Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Health Equity: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward 

It’s Not Tuskegee. Current Medical Racism Fuels Black Americans’ Vaccine Hesitancy

While the devastating story of the Tuskegee syphilis study has undoubtedly impacted Black Americans’ trust in medical services, a deeper look into the reasons that Black Americans have received the COVID-19 vaccine at a significantly lower rate than white Americans reveals that other systemic barriers… Read More »It’s Not Tuskegee. Current Medical Racism Fuels Black Americans’ Vaccine Hesitancy