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Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Seminar Series Archive

Below you’ll find the recordings of seminars as part of the Collaborative Seminar Series.

January 21, 2021: Trends in Racism and Health Inequities Among Aging Populations of Color

The overall population in the United States is becoming increasingly more racially and ethnically diverse, while aging at the same time. One in five Americans will be 65 or over by 2040. This population will number some 80 million, representing a doubling. Health disparities/inequities among racial/ethnic populations persist – some worsen as they age. Issues related to systemic/institutional racism and its intersection with the social determinants of health reveal that the vulnerabilities of a population are disproportionately impacted as it ages. In addition, the intersection of ageism and racism, including dementia-related racial disparities, have been further exposed by COVID-19.

Presenters discussed theories framing the intersectionality of age and race and best practices to support culturally appropriate care and research. Discussions surrounding the trends in racism and health inequities among aging populations of color offer the chance to reflect upon our own attitudes and discuss the implications of health disparities on practice and policy.

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Download the presentations that where shared during the seminar.