Special Populations

Special Populations

Not all communities have been impacted by COVID-19 in the same way. Different experiences have emerged based on factors such as race, socioeconomic class, family structure, age, gender, and the intersection of many different identities. The COVID-19 pandemic is a threat to the general population of the United States and other countries. However, it has become increasingly clear that some of the population is more vulnerable than others. There are many groups that are considered uniquely vulnerable including but not limited to racial/ethnic minorities, children, the elderly, immigrants/refugees, those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, disabled, uninsured, from rural communities, incarcerated, facing domestic violence, LGBTQ+, and those with co-morbidities. Policy makers and government and health officials have been slow to recognize and respond to the needs of these populations.

Preview for Week 7

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

Heidi Beidinger-Burnett gives a preview of this week’s session.  

Racism Is A Health Crisis

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell

The Indiana University South Bend Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences Inclusive Action Advisory Council, in partnership with the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, invited members of the St. Joseph County Board of Health, including president, Dr. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, and the local health provider community for a panel discussion entitled “Racism is a Health Crisis.”

Tracking COVID-19 Data

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

This presentation will track the COVID-19 data in St. Joseph County, IN, while describing the public health implications.

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Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell

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Additional Resources

Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett and Mary Ann McDowell

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