LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / The COVID-19 pandemic not only harms those millions of people who have been infected, but it also has caused significant harm to the health of our communities. The pandemic has clearly shown once again that communities of color are disproportionately affected by social determinants, correlated with inequities and disparities in access to health care and health outcomes. These include lack of financial and educational opportunities, poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity, to name a few.
As Community Health Committee chair for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals boards of directors, Dr. Cynthia Telles weighs in on the impact that COVID-19 has had on different communities: “The convergence of health and economic crises caused by the pandemic is widening the disparities due to race and economic status. As healthcare providers, we must work harder to bridge these gaps.”
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