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New COVID-19 reports show concerning patterns of inequity, rise in cases among younger people.
The University of Washington and Washington State University, with support from Tacoma Community College, have created the Washington State Food Security Survey to gain a better understanding of how the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has impacted economic security and food access for Washington State residents. The survey is both computer and smart phone-capable. All Washington State residents who are 18 years or older are invited to participate!
More info below.
Poverty Reduction Work Group: "We want your feedback on the 10-year Plan to Reduce Poverty and Inequality. Join us to learn about the 8 strategies." More info below.
"The People’s Gathering is a professional/personal development learning experience that provides a supportive space in which participants can engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities that are systemically present in work, school and everyday life."
Find more info about this virtual event below!
Our new Resources page is growing, find information about the WA Therapy Fund after the jump.
Occasionally BUILD brings you information impacting the Black Community from other sources. The article "Care Access Drives COVID-19 Health Disparities in Black Populations" below is from HealthITAnalytics.com.
Blacks United In Leadership and Diversity (BUILD) would like to take a moment and connect with our community.
Health Disparities and Inequalities Among African Americans is "Nothing New"
In America, whether deemed an epidemic or pandemic, the color of one’s skin (race) remains a preexisting condition, be it the influenza pandemic of 1918 (Spanish flu), or coronavirus a.k.a. COVID-19 present day (over a century later).
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