Virtual Symposium: Racial and Ethnic Health Inequities in the United States 


Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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This is an online event.  Zoom link will be provided following registration.



Across the United States, racial and ethnic minorities experience disparities in health outcomes driven by social inequities and the historic and ongoing interplay of oppressive social structures, policies, and norms. The COVID-19 pandemic underlines that race/ethnicity, class, and gender are inextricable intertwined and constantly intersect, generating complex social structures that impact the health outcomes of these populations. This event is intended for students, faculty, public health practitioners, clinicians, and members of the community to discuss how we can all learn from each other to achieve health equity. The symposium will tackle the most important health disparities in the US, the role of structural racism, and critical public health frameworks to address health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities.



  1. Discuss the state of racial and ethnic health inequities in the United States.
  2. Explain the underlying social conditions contributing to health inequities.
  3. Examine theoretical frameworks applied to public health to address racial and ethnic health inequities.
  4. Describe the role of community-level action on addressing health inequities.
  5. Identify actions and practices that we can foster as an academic community to address health inequities among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.