Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare leaders and experts have said the pandemic has vividly illustrated the inequities in health treatment and outcomes among disadvantaged groups.
Eboné Carrington, managing director of Manatt Health, said those disparities in healthcare among minority groups and those with lower incomes haven’t exactly been hidden. The fact that so many are genuinely surprised by health inequities indicates the conversation needs to move forward, she said.
“When no one is disadvantaged, then we’ll be on the way to health equity,” she said.
Carrington led a discussion on health equity with other healthcare leaders at a panel at the HLTH Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. They talked about ways to close disparities in health outcomes.