COVID-19 and Race: Double Emergencies for Women of Color.
Connecting the Data Points.
Women of color face unique health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This disproportionate impact on women of color should not be dealt with by women and their families alone. Dealing with existing health and social conditions in addition to the COVID-19 health crisis requires paying particular attention to the information shared to leverage these critical data points to develop targeted programs for this population. By addressing the definition of what is an emergency and how women of color indeed are facing both preexisting and COVID-19 crises, via collected data available, acknowledges their compounded health implications and need for prompt action.
Healthcare Expert, and Clinician
Lisa Jones is a healthcare expert and clinician at the Bear Institute for Pediatric Health Innovation at Children’s National Hospital (CNH) and Cerner Corporation. She delivers responsible valuable strategy and health IT experience in population health management, driving data insights for improved healthcare delivery and outcomes. She serves as a Global Lead for the Health of Women & Girls to the Women’s Economic Imperative. She has held numerous roles leading clinical informatics at hospitals and primary care practices.
OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
As of now, we are postponing our main event in the Fall, to the first weekend in November 2021.