Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Populations (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on November 11, 2020.

Training Overview

During the COVID-19 pandemic, long-standing systemic health and social inequities have been exposed and increased the risk of COVID-19 for certain populations. During this webinar we will discuss how systemic racism has historically prevented Latinx communities from accessing healthcare and other economic opportunities. We will discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the Latinx community and how we must look at the systemic issue of race and health disparities as we move forward.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainers

Dr. Valeria Cantos was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She completed her medical school in Ecuador, then she moved to Atlanta for her Internal Medicine residency at Emory University. After acting as a year as a Chief Resident, she completed her Infectious Disease fellowship at Emory. She is now an Assistant Professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University, and an attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and the Grady Infectious Disease Clinic (IDP).

Dr. Paulina Rebolledo was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed Internal Medicine specialty, Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology fellowship at Emory University as well as Masters in Clinical Research. She currently holds dual appointments in the Division of Infectious Disease and Department of Global Health at Emory University and is an attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Grady Infectious Disease Clinic (IDP). 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define the health equity challenges and disparities that historically have impacted Latinx communities in the U.S 
  • Describe structural, racial, and economic factors that place Latinx communities at increased risk for COVID-19
  • Identify how current politics and policies are negatively affecting Latinx communities 
  • Discuss potential solutions to promote health equity among Latinxs in the U.S. 


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Systemic Racism and Health Disparities: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Populations (On-demand webinar)
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