On April 27th, Clinton Johnson posted about the importance of a racially equitable COVID-19 response. We know that COVID-19 is disproportionately negatively affecting individuals in communities of color at an alarmingly high rate across the US. Of course, this inequity is due to discrimination in our health care systems, environmental risk factors, economic risk, and, ultimately, historical and ongoing systemic and structural racism.
A month later, we know many of you are still trying to make sense of and start taking action to address the huge racial disparities in the case and mortality data. A reminder that we have created a series of blog posts to share guidance and resources to support a racially equitable COVID-19 response.
How is your organization responding equitably? What successes, tips, experiences, or challenges are you facing? Please share by commenting here.