“The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with our nation’s legacy of structural racism, has only exacerbated the poor health care access and outcomes Black and Brown communities experience in our system. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a major difference in the risk of infection, hospitalization and death by race. Native Americans are over 2.5 times more likely to die of COVID compared to white Americans, according to the CDC data, which also showed that Black Americans are more than 1.5 times more likely, and Hispanic Americans 1.1 times more likely….
For this reason, I am both humbled and honored to interview one of our nation’s most insightful and prolific medical minds – Dr. Richard Allen Williams, an advisor in Reservoir’s Health Analytics and Insights Group. Dr. Williams is the founder of the Minority Health Institute and the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is a well-known expert on hypertension, health care disparities, diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death.”