AnitaSpeaks – USCBWB

May 7 | 1 PM ET
Increasing Health and Social Equity: Preparing Our Communities to Be Healthy in Post-Covid-19

Featuring Dr. Ram Raju, Northwell Health
Moderated by Anita Russell, Northeast Regional Lead for USCBWB

Click to Read Dr. Raju’s Article:
“Thanks To COVID-19, We Can No Longer Sweep Healthcare Disparities Under The Rug”

The U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses (USCBWB) hosted Part 1 of its Virtual Health & Wellness Series, bringing together businesswomen, government officials, educators, and practitioners to discuss topics that promote greater health and economic wellbeing in Communities of Color.

Key Takeaways for Dr. Raju’s Discussion
We are committed to continuing the conversation and converting lessons learned into key action plans. Stay tuned for more.
  1. There can be no health equity without social equity—building awareness of this fundamental truth is a necessity.
  2. Increase multi-sector community-based collaboration and partnerships with efforts to build and support businesses that meet broader needs.
  3. Examine critical social determinants—such as income and wealth, physical environment, transportation and public safety—through the eyes of the community.
  4. Implement multi-level, multi-modality, community-based health literacy to increase the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information to make informed decisions.

U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses

Anita Russell, founder/creator of The Place to SOAR, has been a proud member of the U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses (USCBWB) since its inception in 2020.


The USCBWB Message

U.S. Coalition of Black Women Businesses wants to spread our message of empowerment, hope, and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.