For Health + Hospitals, Juneteenth is an opportunity to talk about bias in health care

With Black and brown populations bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic, NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, has been reflecting on the role it can play in addressing racial health inequities.

“Last year made things obvious how much health inequity there is,” said Dr. Nichola Davis, vice president and chief population health officer at the health system. “If we don’t talk about it, we’re not acknowledging that it’s there.”

Part of that conversation occurred during a Physicians Standing Up for Racial and Social Equity forum the health system held Wednesday—an early Juneteenth celebration.

“As physicians, we’ve been taught to think about race but in

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