According to the Center for Disease Control, “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought social and racial injustice and inequity to the forefront of public health. It has highlighted that health equity is still not a reality as COVID-19 has unequally affected many racial and ethnic minority groups, putting them more at risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.” This phenomenon has been felt in the local Asheville and Buncombe County areas as well.
This virtual program will include information on COVID-19, the effects of the virus as well as provide information on what efforts are being put in place to decrease the spread of the virus. There will be representatives from the local health community, community members, and individuals who have been personally impacted by COVID-19 speaking on the issue.
This event is free to attend; however, individuals do have to register in advance. To register visit: https://covid19impact.eventbrite.com