SARS-CoV2 disproportionately affects vulnerable populations, including African Americans, Latinos, patients from lower socio-economic groups, and the elderly, particularly in long term care facilities. We face similar stark challenges in Pittsburgh. Approximately 30% of our patients admitted with Covid-19 over the last three waves of the epidemic at UPMC were Black.
How can we best protect our most vulnerable patients as we head into a fall and winter season with Covid-19 and influenza? How do social determinants of health impact our care delivery and outcomes? What can we do to address the many structural barriers to care deliver and improved patient outcomes?
Join us to hear from our very own Utibe Essien, MD, MPH in his discussion on the impact of the pandemic on health inequity and solutions to eradicate that inequity going forward.