Hispanics have been disproportionately hurt by the coronavirus pandemic due to their jobs as essential workers and multigenerational living conditions. In California, Latinos represent 60% of Covid cases and nearly 50% of deaths through August despite the fact that Latinos make up less than 40% of California’s population. This thought-provoking virtual panel will provide a roadmap for community organizations to focus on essential workers and high-risk populations in the long COVID recovery process. Also, to identify opportunities to grow and partnerships that address social determinants and long-term health issues facing our Latino communities.
Director, California Department of Health Services (ret),
Adjunct Professor, UCLA