St. Louis Public Radio quoted information shared by RHC CEO Angela Brown and Commissioner Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis this week during a Washington University virtual panel they helped lead focused on COVID-19 and racial equity.

“These communities didn’t even have equal access to masks, and when they did have access, they were priced out of reach.”

Angela Brown, CEO of the St. Louis Regional Health Commission

During the panel, Dr. Hlatshwayo Davis expressed concern about low vaccination rates among children in communities of color, as well as the impact of statewide policies that have impeded public health officials’ ability to successfully respond to the pandemic. Angela Brown highlighted access barriers that continue to be experienced by communities of color.

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