The consequences of Covid-19 do not end at the hospital doors: communities of color are more likely to experience the pandemic’s harmful effects on wealth, housing, and education long after the pandemic is over. Wealth, housing, and education are self-reinforcing and inextricably linked to health.
PHX values the unique perspectives of those working across the expansive realm of population health. As part of the “exchange” portion of our ethos, we have created this space to share the stories and viewpoints of both our colleagues at BUSPH and our peers in all sectors striving to advance health for everyone.
As chaos looms over the future of humanity in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans find themselves in a state of fear and uncertainty. While I am fully aware that no individual’s experience is the same, it is crucial that everyone takes a moment to step back and try to view this from a new perspective.
The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations framework convention on climate change kicked off in Katowice Poland this week. This comes on the heels of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) showing that drastic emission reductions will need to begin over the next decade in order to achieve the target of 1.5 °C additional warming.