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Health Talks: COVID-19 Series

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Join us for a series of free Health Talks, offered virtually, on timely and relevant issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from a variety of backgrounds share their knowledge on specific topics related to COVID-19, including causes of the virus, how scientists use biomedical data to make data-driven decisions, and how to maintain well-being and health while sheltering at home.

These events are offered as part of our mission to support the health of our communities and are open to anyone who seeks information and knowledge while navigating the current health crisis.

Upcoming Health Talks

Thursday, June 4
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 1:
The effects on older adults
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Attend via Zoom: https://asu.zoom.us/j/95247435687

COVID-19 poses a risk not only to the health of older adults who contract the disease but also to those without the health care resources and social structures that contribute to overall wellness. Coronavirus spread among residents and workers in nursing homes, care facilities and older adult communities is rampant. This talk will explore the many ways that COVID-19 has had an impact on elderly populations and what can be done to support older adults during this crisis. How is the pandemic affecting older people differently than younger generations? Has the pandemic exacerbated health disparities for older adults? What are the challenges for caregivers of older adults? What can we do right now to optimize the health of older adults in our communities?

Thursday, June 18
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 2:
The effects on racial and ethnic minorities
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Zoom link to come

Current data indicates that racial and ethnic minority groups, including Black, Hispanic and Native American populations, are experiencing a disproportionate burden of illness and death from COVID-19. Existing health disparities, such as underlying health conditions and access to health care, can make members of many racial and ethnic minority groups especially vulnerable. Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows that Native Americans in Arizona are dying from COVID-19 in shockingly disproportionate numbers. This talk explores how COVID-19 is impacting people in racial and ethnic minority groups, the unique challenges they face and what can be done to address the issues. 

Health Talks Archive: COVID-19 Series

May 21, 2020
Food and Nutrition during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
COVID-19: What does the science say about reopening?

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and effective diagnostics: The key to recovery of health, society, and the economy

April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Causes, Testing Options and Care