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Confronting Racism in Health Care Delivery: An Imperative to Improve the Public’s Health

Racism in Healthcare Delivery
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Confronting Racism in Health Care Delivery: An Imperative to Improve the Public’s Health

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Presented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with The Commonwealth Fund and Jointly with STAT

Events Details

This Forum will stream on Facebook and on The Forum website.

Structural racism, implicit bias and discrimination in health care settings factor into longstanding health disparities in the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequities in Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities in particular. This event will examine the broader context of race and racism in health services and care, seeking to identify ways to address the devastating impacts on racial/ethnic minority patients and communities. This Forum will draw on data from a national poll released in 2021 by The Commonwealth Fund and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and recently published in JAMA HealthForum. This poll was conducted to understand Black and Latino patients’ recent experiences with racism in health care.

Email your questions to [email protected] or post your questions to Facebook @ForumHSPH.


Nicholas St. Fleur, General Assignment Reporter and Associate Editorial Director of Events, STAT


David Ansell, Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity for Rush University Medical Center and Associate Provost for Community Affairs for Rush University

Mary Findling, Assistant Director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program

Alden Landry, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Laurie Zephyrin, Vice President, Health System Equity, The Commonwealth Fund


Later, we will post the video OnDemand:

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