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2020 Grantee Meeting Plenary: Naming Racism Again/Still in the Midst of a Pandemic

For a long time, this country has been addressing disparities in health that have led to poorer outcomes for people of color in this country, especially African Americans. And today there’s an alarm ringing that we need to pay attention to Black maternal mortality. How can you address health equity efficiently without exploring the question that asks why these disparities exist in the first place? Racism creates inequalities that lead to inequities in health outcomes and produce health disparities. Dr. Jones’ plenary will examine how racism and the social determinants of health – including poverty and homelessness – negatively impact access to quality health care. She will outline opportunities to eliminate barriers in achieving health equity across the United States and offer tools to improve health equity for all.


Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine