Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the historical impacts that lack of access to adequate healthcare services has had on low-income and minority communities throughout our nation, as well as right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The pandemic has disproportionately exacerbated these inequities which have always existed in our public health system, causing the worsening of health conditions for these communities.
This live conversation with health experts and community activists, hosted by the Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club, will explore how inequities in different aspects of everyday life contribute to the many injustices in our healthcare system. Our panelists will also discuss ongoing initiatives, potential solutions, and next steps to help get event attendees involved to improve public health in their communities.
Dr. Eboni Haynes, Public Health Researcher, Professor, and
Consultant; CEO, The Mahogany Group, LLC
Marissa Currie, Public Information Officer for Sutter Health
Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH; UCSF Director of Community
Outreach and Engagement
Akil Bektemba, Social Justice Activist/Community Advocate;
CEO, Vanguard Consulting Group, LLC
Brittney Doyle, MPH; Founder WISE Health