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In Focus: Disparities and distrust in BIPOC health care



As we all work to deepen our conversations on race, identity, social justice and reform, you can help MPR News bring dialog, awareness and potential solutions to Minnesota’s persistent racial disparities. Join us for our latest discussion — In Focus: Disparities and Distrust in BIPOC Health Care.

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Minnesota consistently lands on lists of states with the best health care. But if you’re Indigenous or a person of color, you’re not included in the high marks the state receives. Racial disparities persist in everything from breast cancer, infant mortality and heart disease rates to incidences of injury and violence. Public health and health system leaders have acknowledged 2020’s stark reminder: Racism and Minnesota’s health care disparity problem remain unsolved. Yet community-based, culturally competent care, telemedicine and other solutions are becoming more common in the state. And those calling for change include both future doctors marching on campuses and the CEOs of some of the state’s largest health care organizations.

MPR News host Angela Davis leads a conversation with advocates and health care providers working to address racial disparities in health care and ensure that our systems and the people operating in them are equipped and committed to closing the gaps in care and health outcomes. Join us for In Focus: Disparities and Distrust in BIPOC Health Care on Wednesday, January 27th at noon.