US News and World Report: COVID-19 and Native American Health, How Tribal Leaders Are Beating Back the Virus

November 9, 2020
01:00PM - 02:00PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time

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This webinar is part of the Community Health Leadership Forum, a virtual event series from U.S. News & World Report focused on improving community health and addressing the social determinants of health. The event is also part of The Racial Divide, an ongoing series from U.S. News that takes a deep, unfiltered look at race relations in America and how inequality intersects with health care, education, the criminal justice system, the workplace and more.

Minority communities have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and Native Americans are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Indian and Alaska Native people are 5.3 times more likely than white people to be hospitalized due to COVID-19. Yet the picture is not entirely bleak. Though it’s often missing from the headlines, many Native American communities across the country have been mobilizing to fight the virus, often with success.

In this webinar, get an in-depth understanding of why American Indians are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic and the strategies tribal leaders are implementing to protect their communities. Hear from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; Stacy A. Bohlen, Chief Executive Officer of the National Indian Health Board and member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians; and Kevin DuPuis, Chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.