During this webinar, we will be joined by UnidosUS and Esperanza Health Center, a local UnidosUS affiliate serving the Chicago area, to discuss how COVID-19 is placing an even brighter spotlight on many existing disparities experienced by Latino communities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, an endless stream of data has flooded our inboxes, news outlets, and social media. But as communities navigate the crisis, response, and recovery, it’s more crucial than ever to connect this data with our own community contexts.
The Navajo Nation has long experienced barriers to health and opportunity. As the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed the country, the Navajo tribe has been disproportionately impacted by the virus, facing some of the highest rates in the United States.
We know that before this pandemic arrived, not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly demonstrated these realities, as communities of color are experiencing a disproportionately high number of confirmed cases and rate of death from the virus.
As the United States faces unprecedented economic hardships and an intensified focus on income inequality due to COVID-19, what innovative approaches are communities taking to build economic resilience among residents?
Discrimination based on race and ethnicity can negatively affect health across lifetimes and generations. Racial inequities are not random. They have been created and sustained over time by unfair and discriminatory policies and practices at many levels. Inequities will not disappear on their own, but communities have the power to disrupt them.