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


July 30, 2020 • Briefing

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.

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



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


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