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AMA Immediate Past President Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., was to tell the House Budget Committee today that marginalized and minoritized communities were facing a disproportionate impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the hearing on Health and Wealth Inequality in America: How COVID-19 Makes Clear the Need for Change, Harris' prepared testimony identified three factors behind the greater risk facing Black communities:
To reduce health inequities, Harris was to say the AMA will work to address implicit/unconscious bias and structural racism, collect more accurate data, address social determinants of health, and invest in professional diversity.
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