56 minutes | Aug 25th 2020

Karyne Jones and the NCBA: Disparities, Racism, and Ageism Amid COVID

Susan Ryan sits down with Karyne Jones, president and CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging and NCBA Housing Management and Development Corporation. Together they unpack the many issues surrounding COVID-19 and the health disparities that exist among people of color.

You will hear Karyne describe how her organization supported their communities during the crisis, including the Coronavirus task force that she helped to establish and the monthly newsletters that contain practical information and resources to help mitigate the spread of the infection.

Susan and Karyne talk about implicit bias, the devastating impact of social isolation, our shared humanity, and need for connection. This conversation is particularly insightful and timely given recent events, protests, and data demonstrating the disproportionate number of COVID cases among minority populations.

Find out more about National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCCBA) at its website, here: https://ncba-aging.org/

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