Published: Melva Thompson-Robinson and Johanna Adlam

Melva Thompson-Robinson and Johanna Adlam (both Center for Health Disparities Research) published a paper on "COVID-19 and Communities of Color: Understanding the Impact of Racism on Public Health" in the Nevada Journal of Public Health.

In light of the recent declarations of racism as a public health crisis, the push to address the situations that COVID-19 has brought to bear is an imperative. This article defines the levels of racism that exist, distinguishing between intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism. Redlining in terms of the provision of home loans is used as an example of structural racism and its impact on COVID-19 and communities of color, even here in Nevada.

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