For decades, starting in the 1930s, low-income and minority communities were intentionally cut off from lending and investment through a system known as “redlining.”
Today, those same communities still suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher incidence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19. Racism and xenophobia, and the red-lining they spawned, left a legacy in the fabric of American communities that continues to impact equity and health today.
In this webinar, national experts will help you understand the practice of redlining and illustrate the correlations between redlining and health disparities. You’ll also see a demonstration of the University of Richmond’s web application, “Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America” that can be used in your work as you make connections between systemic racism and health in communities within your own state.