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January 6, 2021

HANYS and UAlbany to launch minority health disparities webinar series Jan. 13

“Turning the Tide: Understanding and Eliminating Minority Health Disparities” to consist of seven free educational sessions

Albany, NY – The Healthcare Association of New York State and University at Albany are pleased to present a new webinar series, Turning the Tide: Understanding and Eliminating Minority Health Disparities. This series will focus on the disproportionate effect COVID-19 has had on New York’s communities of color.

Researchers at UAlbany led a cross-disciplinary project to help understand the complex factors causing COVID-19’s deadly impact on Black, Latinx and other communities of color. Through this project and other associated research, researchers developed intervention strategies to help mitigate and eliminate disparities, improve health outcomes and save lives.

HANYS has partnered with UAlbany to engage healthcare professionals, researchers and community leaders in essential conversations needed to understand and eliminate minority health disparities.

The first webinar, Quantifying the Extent of Minority Health Disparities Experienced with COVID-19, will be held Jan. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This session will be introduced by Bea Grause, RN, JD, president, HANYS, and Havidán Rodríguez, PhD, president, University at Albany. Courtney Burke, chief operating and innovation officer, HANYS, will moderate the discussion, which will feature David Holtgrave, PhD, dean, University at Albany School of Public Health, and Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH, senior vice president, community and population health, Northwell Health. See complete details online.

Registration for each session is free and open to the public.


The Healthcare Association of New York State is New York’s statewide hospital and continuing care association, representing nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. HANYS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation and service to healthcare providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.