Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Populations (On-Demand Webinar)
Time: On Demand
Overview: According to CDC data, non-Hispanic Black persons account for 23% of the U.S. population, but are 5 times as likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 than non-Hispanic white persons. Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons are also 5 times as likely, and Hispanic or Latino persons are 4 times more likely than their non-Hispanic neighbors to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. This webinar will discuss some of the potential reasons for the disproportionate impact—access to testing, treatment, and information; longstanding mistrust of health care institutions; lack of health care fluency or advocacy; and adoption (or lack thereof) of telemedicine modalities—and potential ramifications for failing to address these differences if and when a vaccine is made available, or when the next pandemic emerges and we realize that we did not learn from these very difficult lessons.
- Tamala Choma, Vice President and General Counsel, Valley Presbyterian Hospital
- LaDale George, Partner, Perkins Coie
- Lisa Mazur, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
- Clevonne Jacobs, Principal and Founder, Pharos Healthcare Consulting
- Greg Fosheim, Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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