COVID-19 underscored the importance of rapid public health responses to prevent or mitigate public health crises. The pandemic also demonstrated stark disparities in health outcomes. How can communities best respond to public health crisis and mitigate health disparities?  This webinar draws upon lessons from responses to past public health crises. Our distinguished panel are public health experts who have responded to past public health crises, including Hurricane Katrina, the Flint water crisis, and other national emergencies.  They will discuss practical approaches to addressing health disparities in public health crises at the community, state, and federal level. Join us for clear actions that you can implement in your own communities.


  • Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP, Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, COVID Advisory to President-Elect Joe Biden, Former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Eboni G. Price-Haywood, MD, MPHH, Director Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research, Ochsner Health System

This webinar was developed and sponsored by the SGIM Health Equity Commission and was originally delivered on December 7, 2020.

We have divided the webinar recordings into small sections for ease of listening; however, we believe the recordings are most impactful when they are watched together, in sequence.

There is no CME offered for this activity.  

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Advocacy, Clinical Practice, COVID-19, Health Equity, Leadership, Administration, & Career Planning, Social Justice

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