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Addressing Poverty and Racism as Public Health Threats

Webinar //


Sep 30 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST


This webinar is part of the Community Health Leadership Forum, a virtual event series from U.S. News & World Report focused on improving community health across the country, and The Racial Divide, an ongoing series from U.S. News that takes a deep, unfiltered look at race relations in America and how inequality intersects with health care, education, the criminal justice system, the workplace and more.


CONVERSATION: Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore

A one-on-one discussion with the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the nation's leading anti-poverty organizations, about the best ways to address a major social determinant of health: poverty.

  • Wes Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood
  • Moderator: Brian Kelly, Editorial Director and Executive Vice President, U.S. News & World Report

PANEL: Same City, Drastically Different Life Expectancy: Improving Health Equity

In many cities across the United States, shocking gaps in health care access, outcomes and longevity still exist from one neighborhood to the next. The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the dramatic disparities in care among many Black and minority communities, who have been hard hit by COVID-19 and have long been battling the health effects of systemic racism as a public health threat. In Chicago, for example, life expectancy between some neighborhoods can vary by 30 years based on access to education, income and other key social determinants of health. Hear how health care leaders and other key community stakeholders can collaborate in meaningful ways to improve health equity.

  • David Ansell, MD, Senior Vice President for Community Health Equity, Rush University Medical Center
  • Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Regina Davis Moss, PhD, Associate Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Moderator: Joseph P. Williams, Senior Editor, U.S. News & World Report

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