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The Lasting Impact of Covid-19 -- 10/20/20 Daypass -- Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Underserved Communities: Lessons Learned from Flint and Implications for Reducing Health Disparities Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D. Lawrence Reynolds, M.D. Zoom Link to join this programming: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91515351120 Webinar ID: 915 1535 1120 There have been tremendous racial, ethnic, economic, and geographic disparities in COVID-19 cases and outcomes. There are multiple causes of health disparities that pre-dated COVID-19 that have been amplified during the pandemic. We have learned multiple lessons in Flint to better understand the sources of health disparities and strategies to prevent and reduce the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on socially vulnerable communities. These lessons provide valuable insights on longer-term strategies to address health inequities beyond COVID-19. Debra Furr-Holden, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Public Health Integration and Director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions and MSU Co-Director of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center. She is an epidemiologist and classically trained public health professional with expertise in drug and alcohol dependence epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, and prevention science. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences and Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and a PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lawrence Reynolds, M.D., a pediatrician for 41 years, has been deeply involved in health and health advocacy, especially for underserved parts of the Flint community, for most of his career. He was president and CEO of the Mott Children’s Health Center, a board member of the Hamilton Family Health Network, president of the Genesee County Medical Society, and many other initiatives. During the Flint water crisis, he was a member of then-Gov. Rick Snyder’s Flint Water Advisory Task Force and the Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee. He is also the newly appointed health advisor to the City of Flint Mayor and is an at-large director of the Greater Flint Health Coalition. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient.
Event Type : Urgent and Critical Lecture Series      
Category : The Lasting Impact of Covid-19
Date(s) : 10/20/2020
Day of Week : Tuesday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $0.00
Event Status : COMPLETED