What We Know About Chicago’s COVID-19 Racial Equity Response

VIRUS OUTBREAK ILLINOIS DAILY LIFE
Provident Hospital of Cook County nurse Kate Ikenyi participates in an end of shift demonstration. The city is launching a health campaign focused on the city's black and brown communities, following a media report highlighting black residents disproportionately dying from COVID-19 complications in the city. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
VIRUS OUTBREAK ILLINOIS DAILY LIFE
Provident Hospital of Cook County nurse Kate Ikenyi participates in an end of shift demonstration. The city is launching a health campaign focused on the city's black and brown communities, following a media report highlighting black residents disproportionately dying from COVID-19 complications in the city. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

What We Know About Chicago’s COVID-19 Racial Equity Response

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Last week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot tapped West Side United to lead the city’s racial equity response team after data showed that black residents were dying from COVID-19 at disproportionately higher rates.

Reset checks in with the health collaborative West Side United for more how they plan to tackle racial disparities in COVID-19 cases.

GUEST: Ayesha Jaco, executive director of West Side United

Debra Wesley, president of Sinai Community Institute