Two Pandemics, One Election: Re-defining Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how policy related to health and education equity are inextricably tied, making racial and economic gaps in our country even starker. This is true of social determinants of health, access to quality health care and education, and, most recently, the impact to families due to school closures and remote learning. This roundtable will drive a conversation towards a political agenda for health and educational equity that creates safe and thriving communities going forward. 

Timed to occur the Monday before each of the October debates, the "Two Pandemics, One Election" series features roundtable conversations to illuminate important issues that are likely to emerge in the debates.

This event is sponosred by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, in partnership with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute and the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity.


Cynthia Rogers, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Associate Director CRE2

Angela Fleming Brown, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, St. Louis Regional Health Commission

Art McCoy, PhD, Superintendent & CEO, Jennings School District

Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD, Associate Professor, Social Work; Co-Director, Center of Mental Health Services Research


Darrell Hudson, PhD, Associate Professor, Brown School

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