Congressional Briefing: Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform


Recorded on July 30, 2020

On July 30, Trust for America’s Health, American Public Health Association, NAACP, the National Black Nurses Association, the National Collaborative for Health Equity, and the National Medical Association hosted a virtual Congressional briefing focused on the disproportionate health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community and other communities of color, and how structural racism drives systemic inequities in health, the economy, and criminal justice.

The briefing also highlighted policy recommendations to move the nation toward equitable opportunity and racial justice with remarks made by

  • The Honorable Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-2)

Our featured presenters for this briefing are:

  • Derrick Johnson, JD, President & CEO, NAACP
  • Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine; Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; Former President of the American Public Health Association
  • Trevon Logan, PhD, Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics; Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University

The briefing was moderated by:

  • J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trust for America’s Health

TFAH and our co-sponsors have compiled the following resources:

Pending Congressional Legislation:


Trust for America’s Health thanks our Congressional briefing cosponsors:

American Public Health Association


National Black Nurses Association

National Collaborative for Health Equity

National Medical Association