Health

The Indiana Latino Expo has canceled their annual event due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The expo was scheduled to take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Oct. 9-10. 

How Redlining, Racism Harm Black Americans' Health

Jun 24, 2020
CARTER BARRETT, SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIA

Systemic racism has a huge impact on the health of Black Americans, and not just in the doctor’s office. In a Facebook Live event, Side Effects Public Media reporter Darian Benson spoke with three experts on topics ranging from generational mistrust to the impact of COVID-19. 

JUSTIN HICKS, INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Systemic racism has a huge impact on the health of African-Americans in the United States. It's literally a problem from cradle to grave, affecting everything from infant mortality to life expectancy. And now, COVID-19 is taking a disproportionate toll on the community. Here's a sampling of Side Effects  stories highlighting the health care divide — and potential solutions.

How Racism, Health Disparities Harm Black Americans

Jun 5, 2020
JUSTIN HICKS/INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

 

Demonstrations are flaring up across the country to protest the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police. They’re also calling attention to broader inequalities. One of those areas—health disparities—kills Black Americans in massive numbers.

The governors of llinois and Ohio ordered residents to stay home to halt the spread of coronavirus. It remains to be seen if other Midwest states will follow suit amid the growing pandemic. On Monday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also announced a stay-at-home orders.

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