Why Racial Justice is Essential for Health

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Talk to any of our leading scientists or health experts, and you’ll hear about the social determinants of health, or the understanding that factors like race, gender, and socioeconomic status play an outsized role in determining our physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s a well-meaning concept, but it’s also deeply flawed: As new studies show, it’s racism, not just race, that has an adverse effect on the health of millions of Americans of color. Black patients, for example, are less likely to have their concerns treated seriously, and more likely to be misdiagnosed based on racial biases and stereotypes. This panel of experts will examine how racism is literally making BIPOC patients sick, and what the medical community can do to combat this condition such as hiring more BIPOC doctors.

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Jacqueline Adams

J Adams: Strategic Communications, Llc

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Wayne Frederick MD MBA

Howard University

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Debra Furr-Holden PhD

Michigan State University

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Hal Paz MD MS

The Ohio State University and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

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