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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.

Beyond Do No Harm: Elevating BIPOC Voices in SDOH Interventions

07.27.2021 | Health Leads

If organizations are truly committed to addressing the systemic barriers and root causes of inequity within the communities they serve, then SDOH interventions must include authentic community engagement and power and decision rights need to be shared with the BIPOC community. During this 75 minute webinar, panelists will discuss steps and strategies to better integrate BIPOC voice, especially lived experience, into SDOH interventions.

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