Health Disparities and COVID-19 in the Bronx: Challenges to Life and Health in Our Communities
July 28, 2020
On Wednesday, July 29 at 3 PM, the Office of The Bronx Borough President will host a virtual panel discussion regarding health disparities and COVID-19. Tune in to watch on BronxNet channel 70 Optimum/ 2136 FiOS and on Facebook Live.
Themes of the conversation will include:
- What have we learned about vulnerable populations from COVID-19?
- What are key socio-economic and policy determinants of health disparities?
- How systemic racism makespeoplesick; implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality in communities of color.
- Public Health approaches and metrics for measuring population health
- Delivering healthcareafter COVID-19;strategic ways to improve outcomes
Participants and Topics of Discussion:
Host: Bronx Borough PresidentRuben Diaz Jr.
Introduction by: Health Commissioner - Dr. Oxiris Barbot, NYC DOHMH
Speaker #1: Dr. Jane Bedell – DOHMH in the Bronx
- How health is assessed, measured, and variables that matter
- Community Health Profiles –evidence-based public healthresearch
- Redlining research project; 20+ years of life lessons intheBronx
Speaker #2: Lessie Branch, PhD – Racial Policy Scholar, Associate Professor
- Advocacy –Activism-Urban Policy;
- Black optimism about social progress
- Key areas of intervention in health equity and access
Speaker #3: Dr. Denise Nunez - Physicianat the Front(SOMOS)
- COVID19 in the Bronx; lessons from the ICU to Fordham Road
- Vulnerable patients, variables in treatment and survival
Deputy BP, Marricka Scott-McFadden, Health Director, Dr. Nancy Kheck
BBP Policy Team - Deputy BP Scott-McFadden, Eric Pesner, Alexis Walters, andDirector of Health and Human Services, Dr. Nancy Kheck,
#NOT 62 –The Campaign for a Healthier Bronx
Learn more here.