NextGen Chicago Presents: A Conversation on Public Health and the COVID-19 Response

June 25th, 2020 @ 6:00pm CST

NextGen Chicago Presents: A Conversation on Public Health and the COVID-19 Response
About this Event

NextGen Chicago is hosting a conversation on Public Health and the COVID-19 response. Join us and our public health expert panelists as they tackle your questions related to the U.S. healthcare system and the COVID-19 response with a particular focus on how it has impacted communities of color. 

The global pandemic has brought attention to structural inequalities that are present in the U.S. healthcare system. In Chicago, COVID-19 is impacting communities of color at disproportionately high rates. Research shows that Black and Latinx communities have higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and asthma, which can make them more susceptible to contracting the virus. The higher rates of these conditions are not only connected to inequities in health care, but they’re also the result of disparate economic and social conditions that are more common among some racial and ethnic minorities.


Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Allison Arwady, MD, MPH is the Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) 
  • Dr. Melissa A Simon, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Health Equity Transformation, and George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology
  • Dr. Robert L Murphy, MD is the Executive Director, Institute for Global Health, Director, Institute for Global Health - Center for Global Communicable Diseases, and John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
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Virtual Zoom (zoom link will be available upon registration)
June 25th, 2020 @ 6:00pm CST
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