Event Recap: COVID-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity

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Dec 21, 2022

Logo: Pop-Up Convening Public COVID-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity

In 2020, COVID-19 quickly became one of the leading causes of death in the United States. What racial and ethnic groups have experienced a higher share of deaths?

On December 19, 2022, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) held a pop-up convening to explore COVID-19 death rates by race and ethnicity and trends throughout the pandemic and to learn about community efforts that addressed vaccine equity.

Hina B. Shah, M.P.H., KHI Senior Analyst & Portfolio Strategist, led the discussion and moderated the panel.

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Ximena Garcia, M.D., Senior Advisor for Vaccine Equity, Kansas Office of the Governor
  • Dr. Manuel Solano, M.D., Director of Behavioral Health, Samuel U Rodgers Community Health Center; formerly Program Director, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
  • Dr. Racquel Stucky, D.O., Family Medicine, Garden City, KS
  • Shaun Rojas, Senior Director of Civic Engagement, Kansas Leadership Center
  • Dr. Donnis McPhaul, Owner, Personal Touch Events, LLC

View a recording of the session below.

Additional resources from the panelists:

Kansas Leadership Center: Kansas Beats the Virus: Engaging Local Communities to Drive Local Change


About Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute supports effective policymaking through nonpartisan research, education and engagement. KHI believes evidence-based information, objective analysis and civil dialogue enable policy leaders to be champions for a healthier Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multiyear grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, KHI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization based in Topeka.

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