COVID-19 Disproportionate Impact on Minority Populations: An Update (On-Demand Webinar)

Date Held: 03/24/22
Time: On Demand

Difficulty: Intermediate

Overview: In a webinar last January, we discussed potential reasons why COVID-19 had a disproportionate impact on minority populations. Since then—despite vaccines, boosters, and more public health knowledge—CDC data continues to show that racial and ethnic minority groups continue to be at higher risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. This webinar will discuss policy changes that stakeholders have implemented in an attempt to address this disproportionate impact, sometimes to little effect, and will further explore causes for the disparities, including social determinants of health, vaccine hesitancy, and racial inequity. We will also discuss the legal history of vaccine trials, the utility of vaccine mandates to address health disparities, and the effect that vaccine mandates have had on minority populations. Finally, we will address how regulatory flexibilities around telehealth have provided opportunities to bridge access gaps that have contributed to health disparities and how a tightening of such flexibilities after the close of the public health emergency could affect such opportunities.

Speaker Information:

  • Vonne Jacobs, Principal and Founder, PHAROS Healthcare Consulting
  • Amanda Enyeart, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH, Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law
  • Maya Green, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL

Continuing Education:

On-Demand Webinars are not included in AHLA Premium or other membership levels.
AHLA is now offering Continuing Education Credit for On-Demand Webinars held after March 2021. This is a 90-minute webinar. Credits earned for a 50 minute state are 1.8 CLEs, and 1.5 CLEs for a 50 minute state.

CPE: AHLA is a registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. AHLA is seeking CPE credits for live and on demand webinars. The maximum number of credits available is 1.8.