Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Racialized social policies have created the conditions that make it hard for communities to thrive. Inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic have made this quite clear. Improving health equity calls for an acknowledgment of the ways in which white supremacy culture permeates health policies and practice at all levels, as well as taking collective action to develop systems that are led by antiracist change. This panel explored the role that social work, health care, public health, community organizations, and policy can play in advancing health equity.
Read a recap of the event at Boston Medical Center’s HealthCity: Seeking Justice in Healthcare for Black Americans in the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Linda Sprague Martinez: Health Inequity & White Supremacy Culture Where to Start?
- Jon Levy: Racial Disparities in COVID-19 in Massachusetts: The Role of Data in Advancing Health Equity
How to Improve Public Health, the Environment and Racial Equity All at Once: Upgrade Low-income Housing, by Jon Levy, from The Conversation.
- Cassandra Pierre: Centering Health Equity in a Pandemic
- Denise Octavia Smith: Partnering with Black CHWs and Our Communities During COVID-19
Linda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D, Chair of Macro Practice and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
Jon Levy, ScD, Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental and Social Stressors in Housing Across the Life Course; Boston University Center for Antiracist Research Affiliated Faculty
Cassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director of Public Health Programs, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Boston Medical Center
Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers
Ellie Zambrano, MSW, LICSW, Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (moderator)