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Social Justice Series: Health Disparities

Social Justice Series: Health Disparities & Covid-19

The Wenatchee Museum & Cultural Center gathered with panelists and for a community forum on August 7 at 12 PM to discuss racial and economic disparities in health care, known factors contributing to higher morbidity and mortality among those with lower income, and black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), as compared to white Americans. These disparities have a dual impact – not only are they resulting in differences in the actual care and treatment that COVID-19 patients receive, but they also put people in BIPOC communities at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in the first place.

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Panelists Kimberly Steensma, ARNP, Columbia Valley Community Health Dr. Ashley Simpson, D.D.S. Jorge Rivera, Associate Vice President, Director, Community Engagement, Molina Healthcare of WA Dr. Bindu Nayak, MD, Endocrinology, Co-chair of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion council, Confluence Health Dr. Mabel A Bodell, MD, Nephrologist/Transplant Nephrologist, Co-chair of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion council, Confluence Health Keith Howard, Attorney, Northwest Justice Project Watch more in the Social Justice Series at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBCtt…

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High School Art Show

Wenatchee Valley Museum: 42nd Annual Regional High School Art Show