Health Equity Series: The State of COVID-19 Disparities for Communities of Color in the U.S.

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Recorded Webinar
March 30, at 11 a.m. CT

COVID-19’s impact and response efforts have been greatly influenced by deeply rooted social and economic inequities for communities of color. The disparities in the social and political determinants of health for Black and Brown children, youth, and adults contribute to greater susceptibility to COVID-19 infection and serious illness or death. These complex factors must be understood if we are to effectively combat the adverse economic and health effects of the virus and help communities of color become resilient and able to thrive in the future. 

Representatives from the Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) will discuss the history of systemic barriers to communities of color, such as reduced access to testing, higher chronic disease burden, and historical racial bias within health care institutions.  

About the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) 

This is the first of three webinars presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation (COA) in partnership with NCRNWith the critical goal of improving social determinants through health equity, this partnership will mobilize community-based organizations across the U.S. to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities that are disproportionately impacted through disseminating culturally and linguistically relevant resources to the hardest hit communities. 

Upcoming Webinars: Registration Coming Soon 

Understanding the History of Medical Mistrust in Communities of Color  
April 21 from 11 a.m.-Noon CT 

Partnering with Communities of Color to Mitigate COVID-19  

May 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT 


About the Alliance and COA Health Equity Series 

Everyone needs the building blocks for health and well-being in order to thrive, reach their full potential, and meaningfully contribute to society. The Alliance and COA are committed to health equity as a key strategy to increase the safety and well-being of individuals, families, and communities most impacted by inequality and racism. This is done by: 

Register Now for this Related Session 

April 30, 1-2 p.m. CT 


  • Factors that cause vaccine hesitancy in communities of color  

  • Opportunities for systemic change though policy making 

  • Expectations for communities “after” the pandemi 

  • How organizations can participate in local COVID-19 mitigation efforts  


Webinar presenters will include experts from the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). As part of its National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) initiative, this venerable medical school is on a mission to mitigate COVID-19, particularly among marginalized communities, through extensive community outreach and evidence-based strategies with education, policy building, and authentic engagement