Event Title

Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19 in Maine: Shining a Light on Systemic Inequality

Presenter Information

Crystal Cron, President of Presente! Maine
Fatuma Hussein, Executive Director, Immigrant Resource Center of Maine
Rachel Talbot Ross, ME State Representative; Chair, Commission on Status of Racial, Indigenous, and Maine Tribal Populations
Lisa Sockabasin, Director of Programs & External Affairs, Wabanaki Public Health
Donna M. Loring, Senior Advisor on Tribal Affairs to the Governor

Start Date

27-10-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

27-10-2020 1:30 PM

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Maine is home to the worst COVID-19 racial disparity in the country, with Black and African American Mainers being impacted at an egregiously disproportionate rate. While public discourse focuses on people with “underlying health conditions” as being at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, this hides the realities of systemic racism and economic inequality at the core of such conditions. Health advocates and leaders from Maine’s Black, immigrant, Indigenous and Latinx communities will discuss how the pandemic has highlighted the systemic inequalities in food access, health care, housing and income in Maine and the United States. Panelists will discuss ways that health professionals can better serve these communities by understanding the myriad challenges their patients face in an unequal society.

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Oct 27th, 12:00 PM Oct 27th, 1:30 PM

Racial Health Disparities and COVID-19 in Maine: Shining a Light on Systemic Inequality

Maine is home to the worst COVID-19 racial disparity in the country, with Black and African American Mainers being impacted at an egregiously disproportionate rate. While public discourse focuses on people with “underlying health conditions” as being at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, this hides the realities of systemic racism and economic inequality at the core of such conditions. Health advocates and leaders from Maine’s Black, immigrant, Indigenous and Latinx communities will discuss how the pandemic has highlighted the systemic inequalities in food access, health care, housing and income in Maine and the United States. Panelists will discuss ways that health professionals can better serve these communities by understanding the myriad challenges their patients face in an unequal society.

https://dune.une.edu/loring_lectures/2020/lecture/1