BTC 16 Conference
COVID 19 AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH DISPARITIES: Break the Cycle of Children's Environmental Health Disparities
Apr 19, 2021, 8:30 AM – Apr 20, 2021, 3:30 PM
FREE Virtual Event
ABOUT BTC 16
Children who grow up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage are at greater risk for exposure to adverse environmental factors and are more likely to suffer adverse health and developmental consequences. Break the Cycle supports an interdisciplinary set of student-driven research projects that explore the environmental, economic and social factors that adversely affect children’s health and creatively develop strategies to promote the health of children and, thereby, Break the Cycle of Children’s Environmental Health Disparities.
COVID 19 has infected over 123 million people and killed nearly 3 million worldwide and in the USA over 30 million people have been infected and over 500,000 have died. Examination of those who have been infected and have died clearly points to a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations such people living in low-income communities and from minority groups in the USA and around the world. This symposium will explore the patterns of illness among different populations and use the knowledge gained to develop strategies to reduce health disparities and promote health equity for all children.