Grief & Loss: The Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Communities of Color

Free Virtual CE Event: 1.5 hour CE

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT)

As healthcare professionals, we play a vital role in identifying, treating, and addressing racial disparities and injustice.

We have the opportunity to move our communities towards greater racial equity, and improve the health and wellbeing of all Americans.

This event will explore the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color. Our presenters will shine a light on how the disproportionality shows up in resource allocation, the overall impact to communities of color, the significant types of grief and loss experienced by these communities during the pandemic, and share additional strategies or resources to inform or support attendees.

This panel discussion is open to all Anthem providers and affiliates, as well as all health and behavioral health professionals, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, and psychologists.

Our Panelists

Carla Smith, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT

Karen Stewart, LCSW

Darrell Gray II, MD, MPH, FACG,

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify specific ways the pandemic has impacted communities of color
  • Recognize how disproportionality exists in relation to resource allocation to communities of color. 
  • Describe strategies and supports adapted in response to the pandemic to best support communities of color
  • Summarize the significant types of grief and loss experiences by communities of color during the pandemic. 


Grief & Loss: The Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Communities of Color has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Motivo is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3777.


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