The Coronavirus pandemic has upended life for people across the United States and the world. But the experience and severity are not equal.
In the United States, deep inequities, rooted in a history of exploitation and maltreatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, are making the COVID crisis worse. Intersecting communities of people have been systematically “otherized” to the detriment of their health.
We cannot be silent anymore. The National Health Law Program’s health equity blog series focuses on the grave health inequities plaguing this country. The time is now – let’s make this the tipping point in addressing health inequities!
Our Health Equity blog series launches Monday, July 27. We encourage you to explore our back catalog of blogs touching on issues of health care and race, access, and health equity.
- October 5, 2020
California Should Continue to Prioritize Funding for Community-Based Behavioral Health Services, Not Expanding IncarcerationRead more
Co-authored by: Carolina Valle, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, Daisy Chavez, Transforming Justice Orange County, National Health Law ProgramIn the past few weeks, the California Legislature showed support for community-based…
- September 28, 2020Read more
COVID-19 has exposed as well as exacerbated health disparities in the United States. Communities of color are contracting and dying from COVID-19 at higher rates as they endure underlying…