About this Event
"The Color of Health: The Devastating Toll of Racism on Black Lives" presented by Wade S. Norwood, CEO, Common Ground Health
Common Ground Health recently released a report revealing that racism is the primary underlying driver of the deep and persistent health inequities experienced by Black people. Racial bias in housing, education, employment, criminal justice, and other domains condemn Black people in Rochester and the Finger Lakes to sicker and shorter lives. Racism is behind the deplorably higher rates of COVID infections and mortality for Black people; behind higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and asthma; behind more Black mothers dying in childbirth and more Black men dying of violence, sometimes at the hands of those charged with protecting their lives.