Quitting WHO and the Health Inequality

Down the Rabbit Hole with Roberta

A week of high alert, reflecting, listening, marching, watching, and hopefully the beginning of change. Through the healthcare lens, we are still encumbered in a global pandemic that disproportionately affects minorities. And the country has erupted in protest over police injustice which is putting tens of thousands of people in crowds without masks or social distancing. Worldwide cases are over 6.5 million and deaths closing in on 400K. In the US we will top 2 million cases next week and 110K in deaths. All eyes are on spikes from the coast to coast public gatherings. And as we now own close to 30% of all cases, the current administration decides to quit the World Health Organization.

My reading took me to who was listening and stepping up to acknowledging the health disparities and pledging to not just talk the talk but walk the walk.

We really quit the WHO?

Disproportionately affecting minorities

Industry Pledges to Do Better

Tom Priselac, President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System Statement
As an institution founded on principles of equality, inclusion and diversity, Cedars-Sinai has a longstanding role addressing these issues. Further, for these most recent events we have begun planning a variety of additional ways to provide support, dialogue and engagement.

Past Presidents Show Their Support