Speaker: Wade S. Norwood, CEO, Common Ground Health
Description: Common Ground Health recently released a report revealing that racism is the primary underlying driver of the deep and persistent health inequities experienced by Black people. Racial bias in housing, education, employment, criminal justice and other domains condemn Black people in Rochester and the Finger Lakes to sicker and shorter lives. Racism is behind the deplorably higher rates of COVID infections and mortality for Black people; behind higher rates of heart disease, diabetes and asthma; behind more Black mothers dying in childbirth and more Black men dying of violence, sometimes at the hands of those charged with protecting their lives.
At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:
1. Understand the devastating impact of racism on the lives of Black people in our community.
2. Learn about specific actions that can be taken to help address the impact of racism on people’s health and on health care.