Minority communities attend Mayo Clinic COVID-19 virtual town halls in Arizona

Presenters at a virtual town hall, zoom gallery view

Mayo Clinic recently held virtual town hall meetings in Arizona to address community health needs related to COVID-19. Hundreds of people from local African American and Hispanic communities attended to learn important information to help their communities and to dispel harmful myths.

Presenters cited statistics showing that minority communities are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. What puts these communities at greater risk? The presenters pointed to social injustice. “We are mostly essential workers. We have high risk of exposure,” said one of the presenters.

Both events ended with a call-to-action for communities to come together to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on minority communities. To unite and organize to drive the changes needed to achieve health equity.

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