COVID-19 Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

COVID-19 Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

The impact of COVID-19 on communities of color has increased the visibility of persistent health disparities as well as the influence of social determinants on those disparities. Social determinants of health (SDoH), including access to stable housing, food quality, and social support networks, are critical in shaping health outcomes including prevention of and response to COVID-19.

To better understand the role of all funders in advancing health equity during the time of COVID-19, Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group is continuing its series about the social determinants of health, incorporating the theme of our 2020 Annual Meeting | Reimage Philanthropy.

Please join the Health Funders for a dive into the problematic health disparities in COVID-19 cases among people of color and the social determinants that play into those disparities. This program will include a conversation about addressing social determinants, and the importance of health equity in response to COVID-19, ideas for responding to health disparities through philanthropy, and areas for shared learning.

Our speakers will be:

  • Alejandra Flores-Miller, Research Program Coordinator, John Hopkins University , Community Health Worker, Centro Sol
  • Cara V. James, PhD, President and CEO, Grantmakers in Health
  • Rev. Kobi Little, President, NAACP - Baltimore
  • Kim Sydnor, PhD, Associate Professor and Dean, Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members and invited guests only.