The American Lung Association’s virtual COVID-19 Summer Town Hall Series brings together top health experts to raise awareness about the effects of COVID-19. The next town hall on Wednesday, July 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm CT will focus on the connection between poor air quality and COVID-19, and impacts on communities of color, especially African Americans.
NACDD has never wavered in our commitment to the underserved, and now, more than ever, we are working hard to help state and territorial health prevent disproportionate morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 among communities of color.
Recently, in honor of National Minority Health Month, NACDD hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Renée Branch Canady, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Michigan Public Health Institute, on improving the fundamental social, systemic, and economic structures to decrease barriers and improve supports that allow people to achieve their full health potential. [Watch the recording].
Some severe cases of COVID-19 have lead to severe lung complications. This paper suggests one possible reason.