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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic extends far beyond the illness itself. Communities of color will be hardest hit, and demand for essential resources across all communities will sharply increase. Our response demands a new level of collaboration, partnerships, and investment. Here is where you can find our most relevant and timely resources to both respond now and rebuild for the future.

COVID-19 Sparked a Health Equity Movement – and Vaccines are Just the Beginning

01.22.2021 | Health Leads

Vaccine distribution could still be a bright spot in our COVID response - the moment that community members and organizations can work in authentic partnership with a range of institutions to deliver a life-saving essential health resource broadly and equitably. And it is an opportunity to put us on a path to create more equitable, lasting systems of health. Let us know how you can be part of the movement.

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Q&A with Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer

08.10.2020 | Health Leads

Since September 2019, Dr. Janice Underwood has served as Virginia’s first cabinet-level Chief Diversity Officer, and she currently leads the Health Equity Task Force. We sat down with Dr. Underwood to discuss the transformative work the Northam administration and her team specifically are doing to fight racial injustice, advance equity across many dimensions of diversity, and build equitable systems in response to racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flattening the Next COVID-19 Curve – Our Essential Resources

04.13.2020 | Alexandra Quinn

The impact of this pandemic extends far beyond the illness itself – and right now, another demand curve shows the secondary impacts of COVID-19 are already starting to surge. The economic fallout has already started to expose our systems’ deepest flaws, fractures and inequities, but we can take action now to respond and rebuild. 

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