No Better Time: Racial inequity in population health
Social determinants of health, from food insecurity to social isolation, have had a collective impact on economically challenged communities due to COVID-19. Racism and racial inequality reach much farther, having an impact on every community in the country. Where there are severe underlying health disparities, this is also exacerbating physical and mental health. As we have seen from the devastating tragedies in Minneapolis and Louisville, there is a long way to go. How can industry, communities and government better work together to address the health impacts of racial inequity and racism, not only on these challenged communities but also on all communities? What can be done to foster a population health approach that addresses inclusion and diversity? How can we better measure physical and mental health so racial inequity is part of the conversation?