Racial and ethnic minority groups are at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Specifically, Black and Indigenous Americans experience the highest death tolls from the coronavirus, with the mortality rate for Black Americans more than twice as high as the rate for white and Asian Americans nationally. These racial differences in illness and death are not new or limited to the novel coronavirus, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing disparities in health outcomes. This webinar provided an overview of health disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths, and examples of state actions to reduce these disparities.
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- Dr. Jeffrey E. Hall, deputy director, Office of Minority Health & Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tammy Jo Hill, policy specialist, NCSL Health Program
- Alisha Nelson, director, RecoveryOhio, Office of Governor Mike DeWine