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COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Need to Diversify Healthcare Workforce

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by Lois Elfman

The pandemic’s devastating impact on communities of color clarifies the need for diversity among healthcare workers and public health leaders.

“We live in a country where your wealth and your socioeconomic status is a big determinant for how healthy you are, how long you will live and whether you live with a higher burden of disease while you’re alive,” says Dr. Denis Nash, an epidemiologist and executive director of the City University of New York Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH).

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