Designed to equip future professionals with the tools to drive change and work towards closing the gap in health disparities.
Racial, Gender, and Disease-Causing Pollution/Economic Health Disparities in the United States is the first report from the TIP initiative. It has been researched, compiled, and written entirely by our TIP team of Taylor Mason-Little, Jimmy Aguilar, Ella Stevens, and Lula Talenfeld with support from Togo teammates Brittany Rayburn, Lucia Petruccelli, and Jason Farrell.
Some key takeaways from the report:
are unfortunately a common issue in the U.S.
Research has shown that long-standing racial health disparities are being heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
are a long-standing concern for the U.S. medical system
Research has shown that long-standing gender health disparities are being heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Research has shown that long-standing economic & pollution health disparities are being heightened due to the COVID-19 pandemic
“Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish in Louisiana, plagued by decades of economic inequality and pollution in impoverished neighborhoods, have experienced some of the country’s highest mortality rates from the virus. Recent studies have shown a link between high levels of pollution and an increased risk of death from COVID-19.“
Managing Editor, Yale Environment 360