Thank you to the nearly 550 people from around the country who attended the July 17 webinar “Addressing Systemic Racism: Reframing and Reforming Our Health and Health Systems.” The event, hosted by UW- Madison Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnership and WAI Regional Milwaukee Office, was the second in the Addressing Systemic Racism Series.
The event explored the reality of how American descendants of slavery experience worse health outcomes than other groups, an important foundation of existing health disparities for public health organizations and providers to better understand. The event also examined how descendants of enslaved people currently also face worse outcomes and higher risk of death from COVID-19.
The Addressing Systemic Racism event series will be held monthly. Stay tuned for next event dates and news on the event series website.