NYLPI Testifies on Social Determinants Affecting COVID-19 Impact

May 8, 2020

Community Justice, Coronavirus, Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, News

Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg testified to the City Council’s Committee on Oversight and Investigations on April 30 regarding “The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.” She addressed (1) NYLPI’s work to build medical access for people with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities, and people whose health needs may be discounted due to structural racism; (2) combating health disparities connecting to environmental racism; and (3) the crisis of opportunity affecting young Black and brown people in NYC as COVID-19 rages.

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