116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice protests following the murder of George Floyd brought the disparities that communities of color have with health care. We'll take a look into the gaps Blacks and Latinx communities face when it comes to health care access. What is being done to close these gaps and what challenges exist in Iowa?
Panelists: Peter Damiano, Director of University of Iowa Public Policy Center; Lina Tucker Reinders, Executive Director of Iowa Public Health Associations; Monica Vallejo, Cedar Rapids LULAC Council Representative. Moderated by: Michaela Ramm, The Gazette.
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020. This session was presented with assistance from Health Care Track sponsor University of Iowa Health Care. The Diversity & Inclusion track is also presented by Inclusive ICR. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policy makers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit