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Health Equity and COVID-19 in the US and Brazil

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Block Chronicles featured Dr. Sharrelle Barber, scholar-activist and faculty member at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, whose research focuses on the intersection of “place, race, and health” and examines the role of structural racism in shaping health and racial/ethnic health inequities among Black people in the Southern United States and Brazil. We spoke with Dr. Barber about how COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color and low income communities in the United States and Brazil and the current actions she is taking along with her colleagues to address racial and socioeconomic inequities in health and COVID-19 including the Poor People’s Campaign’s Who is Left Out of the COVID-19 Legislation: Fact Sheet and a written piece on Racism in the Time of COVID-19.

To read more about Dr. Barber, follow her on Twitter @HealthEquityDoc

To find more Health Equity content, follow Dr. Méndez on Twitter @DrDaraDMendez and Block Chronicles @blockchronicles.

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