Health Disparities in the Black Community



Full Event


AARP Texas hosted this Access Live Event to update members on the Coronavirus, focusing its disparate impact and why African American communities are facing greater challenges. This event featured: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, representing Texas’s 30th congressional district; Shawn Thierry, Texas State Representative; and Dr. Joseph C. Gathe M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist in Houston. They discussed mobile testing sites, reasons for health disparities, the need for re-testing, racial bias, protocols for nursing homes, how to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and how to stay updated of the virus as we continue to learn more.