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EVENT: Fighting on Multiple Fronts: Practical Perspectives on the COVID-19 Impact in Latinx Communities

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 • Zoom • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The media has continued to draw attention to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities of color, but far more work is still needed to understand the scale of impact and address the many possible drivers.

To examine the issue from multiple vantage points, we’ve convened multidisciplinary researchers from the Latino Research Institute's COVID Research Consortium, along with experts from Dell Medical School and the Migrant Clinicians Network, to help move this issue beyond general discourse and bring it to our community health professionals who are on the ground.

Together, we’ll confront the following questions head-on: what exactly are the factors influencing the prevention and effective treatment of Latino COVID patients? Are there major concerns when it comes to tending to the physical and mental needs of Latinos during this time? And how does responding to these particular needs ultimately weigh on our community's healthcare providers and impact their mental health? 

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On Course With Liberal Arts: COVID-19 In Latino Communities

Since March, many social scientists whose research centers on Latino communities have pivoted their projects to account for the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on this highly vulnerable population. In June, the Latino Research Institute launched an initiative to bring together researchers from various institutions to share their latest findings, research methods, and more. A few of these researchers reflected on lessons learned so far and what a plan of action may look like for the Latino community. 

This On Course with Liberal Arts event was live-streamed on September 29, 2020, by the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.




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