Title

Health Equity in America: The Past, The Present and the Future

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Date

12-2-2020

Abstract

A conversation with award-winning journalist Linda Villarosa and Leandris Liburd, Ph.D., CDC’s associate director for minority health and health equity.

The pandemic illuminated racial disparities in COVID-19 related deaths, with Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous populations dying at more than double the rates of whites. But, health disparities are not new. From life expectancy to cancer, heart disease, and maternal and infant mortality, minority populations across the country have worse health outcomes. This candid conversation explores what can be done now to overcome the long-rooted structural barriers that prevent opportunity for all to achieve health and well-being.

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