COVID 19: Addressing Health Disparities in the African American Community
The UC Davis Health Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association recently held an online webinar for our community. Our panel of health care providers addressed disparities in the African American community and discussed myths surrounding coronavirus and COVID-19.
- View “Mitigating Myths during COVID-19 in the African American Community”
– recorded webinar available on Vimeo
- Our webinar moderator and panelist bios
Following is a list of valuable resources mentioned in this webinar.
Big Picture: What is COVID-19?
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
Data and Statistics
COVID-19 cases in Sacramento County by zip code
Best Practices for Staying Safe
From UC Davis Health
When to Seek Medical Attention
YouTube message from the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine
Public Website on COVID-19
Official California State Government Website
Lead agency on COVID-19 response in California
California Department of Public Health
Lead agency on emergency response
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign to ready diverse and vulnerable populations for disaster.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
See Staying Safe During COVID-19 and the Safety Planning page from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Interactive guide to safety planning
Love is Respect offers interactive safety plan ideas.
Futures Without Violence
Calling All Friends and Family, produced by Futures Without Violence, offers some ideas for how friends and family members might be able to help loved ones who are experiencing abuse in their home.
Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Steve Fund crisis text line (Crisis counselors or color): text STEVE to 741741
Sac County Mental Health Access Team: 916-875-1055
Employee Assistance Programs (if employed), health insurance plans: Check with your employer and/or insurance plan for available assistance programs.
Safe Black Space
Safe Black Space provides community healing circles and a resources list with tool kits, webinars and COVID-19 resources for the African American Community.