COVID-19 has forever changed healthcare delivery across the board, but some populations and communities feel the impact more acutely than others.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine offer you a chance to hear from experts and to weigh in on the issue of Health Disparities in COVID-19. The virtual Community Medical School session is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:30-7:30 pm (CT). The Community Medical Schools is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in diversity and healthcare issues is encouraged to join in.

The discussion will be led by two physicians who are experts in infectious diseases — Dr. Terrilyne Cole, MD, and Dr. Janet Jokela, MD, MPH, acting regional dean of the UIUC College of Medicine. They’ll address several issues, including the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak on various populations, why the pandemic’s repercussions affect certain populations more than others, and possible ways to address disparities in healthcare.

The virtual Community Medical School includes an interactive participant comment and question-and-answer session with Drs. Cole and Jokela. You can register to attend here.