As part of Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the inequities women of color face within our healthcare system. People of color face inequalities across the board, and the pandemic has only magnified this grim reality. Black men and women are at much higher risk of contracting COVID-19 than the rest of the population, and they are 2.1 times more likely than white people to die from the virus. That's why Black women are left to face a double edge sword of discrimination due to race and sex, and research shows especially how dangerous this reality is in healthcare.
Research shows that people of color have been impacted disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about what initiatives are in place nationwide and in the state of Massachusetts to combat this disproportion during the vaccine rollout.
We join our partners at Mass General Brigham in acknowledging that racism is a health issue. As a system, we stand strong against racism. Both our patients and our staff deserve better.