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Universal Health Aid of Cleveland virtual roundtable

The Universal Health Aid of Cleveland, an undergraduate-run organization that aims to address various aspects of health care access and health literacy, will host a “virtual roundtable” to discuss racial and economic health disparities through the lens of COVID-19.

Undergraduate student Angela Yang, a first-year studying chemistry, one of the organizers of the event, said the roundtable will feature “a specific focus on a few subtopics,” including institutional responsibilities, misinformation and mental health.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Scott Frank, director of public health initiatives in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences;
  • Edgar Jackson, nationally renowned physician and former chief of staff at University Hospitals;
  • Yvonka Hall, the executive director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition; and 
  • Other health care professionals. 

The discussion will focus on exploring racial and economic health disparities through the lens of COVID-19, with specific focuses on institutional responsibilities, mental health and misinformation.

The event is slated to take place Tuesday, April 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Register to attend.