Grand Rounds - Sept. 18, 2020
Social Determinants of Physical and Mental Health: Black/African-American Physical and Mental Health in the 2020 COVID-19 and Racial Justice Era"

Gena Cox, PhD, President, Feels Human, Inc. and Senior Consultant and Lead Researcher, Perceptyx, Inc.


  1. Define the primary patterns of physical and mental health outcomes for Black/African-Americans in 2020 regarding COVID-19 and racially-defined stressors.

  2. Define the systemic patterns in income, nutrition, education, housing, health service access and socio-political factors that explain these outcomes.

  3. Share examples of effective local, regional, and national strategies for improving systems and policies that affect the social determinants of physical and mental health.

  4. Discuss research-based behaviors healthcare providers can use to understand the unique needs of Black/African-American patients.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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