Step 2 Resources
A Democracy Now! news story (15 minutes) briefly describes significant health inequities that exist within Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
Uché Blackstock, M.D., an emergency medicine physician in New York and founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, a company working to fight racism and bias in health services, brings light to the fact that racial health inequities are not new in the United States and they have existed well before the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Blackstock also discusses risk factors related to COVID-19. Sheri Fink, M.D., Ph.D., award-winning New York Times correspondent, discusses concerns related to understaffed hospitals including the patient population at hospitals and concerns with health equity.
New Approaches for Tackling the Root Causes of Health Inequity
In his presentation, “New Approaches for Tackling the Root Causes of Health Inequity” (123 minutes), Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, explores the WHY, WHAT and HOW of place-based work addressing health inequity at the Advocacy in Health speaker series presented by the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.
WHY place-based works. WHAT gets under your skin and changes your physiology. HOW a framework, investment strategies, policies and systems can lead to new approaches to place-based work to address health inequity.
CBS This Morning
On CBS This Morning, Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., discusses Black Americans and COVID-19 and the use of a COVID-19 Racial Data Tracker to depict a picture of the communities that are most vulnerable during the pandemic.
He identifies pre-existing conditions, food deserts, trauma center deserts, access to health care and the relationship between racism and stress levels as contributing factors to the high numbers of COVID-19 cases within Black communities.
Let’s Talk: Trans and Non-binary Health in the Rural South
The Let’s Talk: Trans and Non-binary Health in the Rural South (64 minutes) webinar is a panel conversation between community members, activists and organizations focused on the health care of trans and non-binary people in the rural South, hosted by Anneliese Singh, Ph.D., LPC.
The members of this panel discuss their experiences in the states of Georgia, South Carolina and Arkansas. The description section of this webinar provides multiple valuable resources listed with their designated links. Here are some of the topics highlighted in the webinar:
- Discussion of health care considering COVID-19.
- Black and people of color in the trans community.
- Resilience and strength within these communities.
- Privilege and access to health care.
- Advocacy in health care for trans and non-binary individuals.
- Community members’ health care experiences.
- How health care organizations can use resources to better serve rural trans and non-binary clients.
- Ideas of how we can move forward using what we’ve learned during the current pandemic.
The webinar provides a preview of the health challenges that trans and non-binary communities are experiencing during the pandemic. To further understand the additional barriers the COVID-19 pandemic has created for the trans community, you also need to understand the history of oppression and discrimination that these communities faced before COVID-19. Dr. Singh takes readers on a deeper dive through her TED (technology, entertainment, design) Talks, Trans Liberation is for Everybody (10 minute podcast) and Let’s Talk about Gender (15 minutes).
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report offers a virtual event series, Pediatric Priorities: Improving Children’s Health in the COVID-19 Era. The following webinars are available as part of this virtual event series:
- Managing Children’s Mental Health: A Pediatric Hospital Imperative
- Part 1: Conversation: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (18 minutes)
- Part 2: Panel: Managing Children’s Mental Health (59 minutes)
- How the Pandemic is Impacting Children’s Health and Pediatric Hospitals
- Part 1: Conversation: Demystifying Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) (16 minutes)
- Part 2: Panel: How the Pandemic Is Impacting Children’s Hospitals (59 minutes)
- Children’s Hospitals Battle COVID-19
- The Path Forward: Strategic Priorities for Children’s Health in 2021 (58 minutes)
- Treating Behavioral Health Needs
- Pediatric Priority: How Children’s Hospitals Are Addressing Mental Health (47 minutes)
Beyond the White Coat Podcast
Beyond the White Coat Podcast shares the unique stories of medical students, residents, faculty, practicing physicians and leaders who provide care to patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an episode titled, Racial Health Disparities: How COVID-19 Magnified a Public Health Emergency (15 minutes), Malika Fair, M.D., MPH, addresses racism against Black Americans and what the academic medicine community can do to address institutional and systemic racism.
Defining Safe: Threats to Trans Healthcare Amplified During COVID-19
Defining Safe: Threats to Trans Healthcare Amplified During COVID-19 (18 min podcast) with Max Lubbers and Alex Chun, The Daily Northwestern.
Unnatural Causes provides podcasts and a documentary series that dives into issues related to health inequity.
Interviews explore topics related to immigrant health, racism and health, early childhood experiences on life-long health and how racial and place-based inequities impact health:
Racial Health Inequities
For a more comprehensive look at the issues regarding racial health inequities.
Drs. Blackstock and Fink recommend the following articles published in the New York Times:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a closer look at the Health Disparities Among Youth.
Some of the salient topics include:
The New York Times
The New York Times’ Pride Special Report captures the voices of the LGBTQ+ communities during the global pandemic.
Some of the articles include:
- Coronavirus Economy Especially Harsh for Transgender People
- Black Trans Women Seek More Space in the Movement They Helped Start