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A look at equity and barriers facing Idaho's Latinx communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Idaho Matters did a special episode of our Doctors Roundtable looking at public health equity and engagement with the Latino population in the Gem State.
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Idaho Matters produced a special episode of our Doctors Roundtable looking at public health equity and engagement with Latinx communities in the Gem State.

The pandemic has forced us to see and rethink quite a lot. It has brought into focus some of the barriers and blind spots in our healthcare system, and how marginalized groups suffer because of that. We’ve heard repeatedly over the past two years how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected many people – including those in the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

On the Idaho MattersDoctors Roundtable, our panel of experts talk about how the pandemic has affected us and answer listener questions about COVID-19. In this special episode, we’re doing something a little different. We’re crossing over — from audio to video — in both English and Spanish.

Our guests:

  • Dr. David Pate, Idaho Coronavirus Task Force
  • Dr. Alejandro Necochea, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Diana Gomez Romero, St. Luke’s Health System
  • J.J. Saldaña, Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
  • Benjamin Reed, Lee Family Broadcasting

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