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Inglewood Today: COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Ways to Combat Health Disparities for People of Color

This is an excerpt from Inglewood Today story COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Ways to Combat Health Disparities for People of Color, published on April 30, 2020:

“The coronavirus pandemic is taking a disproportionate toll on people of color, joining the many healthcare disparities that people and communities of color as a whole, have historically faced. To commemorate April as National Minority Health Month, now is the time to seek viable solutions to address those disparities that are realistically within our collective grasps.

As a member of the African American community, I am personally and communally affected by the insidious COVID-19. Every day I continue to see and hear how this deadly virus is impacting my community. The numbers reported are real. I know because my aunt is recovering from the virus.

The small silver lining so far in this public health crisis is that it highlights ways to help combat these healthcare disparities right now. The methods detailed below can be utilized immediately, in conjunction with the necessary long-term systemic changes that will require major policy reforms, in both our economic and healthcare system, to begin the fight to eradicate these disparities.”

View the full article on the Inglewood Today website.


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