Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19: Fixing Broken Systems to Serve Communities of Color

May 28, 2020


Health Equity in the Time of COVID-19: Fixing Broken Systems to Serve Communities of Color from IMPAQ International on Vimeo.

This webinar took place on May 28, 2020.

Free Webinar on May 28,2020 at 2:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States. What began as a public health emergency has quickly evolved into a crisis of health equity and racial justice, leaving many in the health and human services sectors scrambling to find solutions. How can we serve the immediate needs of marginalized communities facing COVID-19, while also tackling decades of disinvestment and neglect?

Join IMPAQ President Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi as she leads a conversation with nationally recognized experts from a public health system, private sector technology company, health and social justice advocacy group, and safety net insurance provider, to learn:

  • ☑ How they are pivoting their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis
  • ☑ Lessons they have learned serving minority communities
  • ☑ Actionable advice they can share with others working to advance health equity


Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi
President of IMPAQ

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is working to ensure our nation evolves beyond its current piecemeal, short-term approach to big health problems, to create an equitable health care system that makes meaningful changes in people’s quality of life. Prior to joining IMPAQ, she served as the Associate Director for Health Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Obama, where she provided policy, management, and regulatory oversight for over $1 trillion in spending on all domestic federal health programs.


Al Richmond
Executive Director at Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)

Al Richmond is a global thought leader advocating for the increased role of communities in research and public health. Al is the Executive Director of CCPH, a nonprofit membership organization promoting health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

Leticia Reyes-Nash
Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation and Co-Lead of the Center for Health Equity and Innovation at Cook County Health

Leticia Reyes-Nash will share how a local health system is addressing the disparities of COVID-19. She represents Cook County Health, a public healthcare delivery system which operates hospitals, community-based health centers, correction health care services, and other public health services, serving 132 municipalities, including the City of Chicago. Leticia was named a Culture of Health Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for her efforts to initiate projects promoting health equity across the country.

Dan Brillman
CEO and Co-Founder of Unite Us

Dan Brillman brings a nationwide perspective on the crisis through his experience at Unite Us, a company using its technology platform to help medical and social service providers track and improve community health outcomes. Dan is a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service and was recently added to Business Insider’s “30 People Under 40 Changing Healthcare.”

Sherry Wilkerson
COO and Director of Plan Operations & Administration at AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana

Sherry Wilkerson will reveal how a managed care payer is shifting its activities to provide valuable services to community members during the pandemic. She represents AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, a Medicaid and CHIP managed care provider that brings a coordinated approach to health care with technology solutions and community programs.

This webinar is brought to you by IMPAQ in partnership with the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.