COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted African Americans. Political and social determinants of health—the impact of the environments where people play, work, and live—account for up to 80% of individual and population health risk. This article provides an overview of how historical and contemporary systemic structural violence and racist structures embedded within the political and social determinants of health have led to African Americans experiencing high rates of morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved|
|State||Published - Feb 2022|
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© Meharry Medical College.
- African Americans
- Health equity
- Political and social determinants of health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health