COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color

Updated May 29, 2020

Long before the coronavirus impacted how we live, work, and play, systemic challenges contributed to disparities that impede some people from living long, healthy lives. Your ZIP code should not determine how long you live, but it does. Social factors, which are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources, have been mostly responsible for the unfair and avoidable difference in health status.

The American Heart Association is launching a webinar series titled COVID-19: Impact on Communities of Color, designed to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in communities of color and #EmPOWERChange.

During our series, we will:

  • Explore the implications of COVID-19 from the perspective of economics, education, physical, and mental health
  • Explain the connection between health disparities and inequities related to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Explore solutions to address the current COVID-19 crisis and its future implications

Below, are links to additional resources related to previous webinars, in case you missed it.

We also encourage you to visit if you are interested in driving change through health justice and empowerment in your community. For information on COVID-19, visit

June 10, 2020 – Impacto Devastador: COVID-19 and Latino Communities


May 8, 2020 – COVID-19: The Impact on Communities of Color