Albert Thompson, Transient Identiti

Healthcare’s Kairos Moment: Systemic Inequalities for Communities of Color

ST. GEORGE A&B April 20, 2022 10:15 am - 10:45 am

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Albert Thompson

They say that 80% of any health outcome is determined by what is called Social Determinants of Health or SDOH.  This includes factors such as access to nutritious food, transportation, income levels, air pollution, social support, affluency and other social economic variables.  They are the bedrock of systemic inequalities in the U.S.  These Social determinants of health are also social determinants of “mobility” within the confines of this country’s economic and social class system.

At massive scale, Black and Brown communities were left behind, sitting on the other side of major gap in Mental and Physical Wellbeing.  Now Public Health as a sector sits at a critical inflection point, dealing with the psychological barriers amongst its communities of color.  That’s the other, not so silent pandemic.  The Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Would Save the U.S. Health Care System Billions of Dollars Annually.  But is there too much profit in the problem is America and the media unequally distributing the solutions.