There have always been health inequities in certain communities, but the Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated many of them and brought them to the forefront of the public's mind over the past year. In this episode, Rae sits down with Fred Cerise, CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Steve Miff, president and CEO of Parkland's Center for Clinical Innovation, to talk about why the health system stepped in to address inequities in Covid-19 vaccinations and how they're doing it. At the end of this episode, Rae talks to Solomon Banjo about what Parkland does well, where they could push further, and offer his advice to organizations at the beginning of their equity journey.
- Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines by Building Community Trust
- When a Texas County Tried to Ensure Racial Equity in COVID-19 Vaccinations, It Didn't Go as Planned
- Why so many Black patients distrust Covid-19 vaccines (and 3 ways to rebuild their trust)
To learn more about the history of medical experimentation on Black Americans and its present-day effects, we highly recommend Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington. Rae and Solomon are reading it now!