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    October 2020

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COVID-19 and the Fight for Social Justice Dr. Faith Mitchell, Intermittent Institute Fellow, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Health Policy Center

The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight for social justice have dominated the public debate in 2020, but these two stories are not independent of each other. From healthcare, to education, food security, and housing, the pandemic threatens to worsen the inequities in American society, especially for children of color. Faith Mitchell describes the links between these issues and the solutions available to Congress and the president, if they are willing to act on them.

Faith Mitchell is an Intermittent Institute Fellow, working with the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Health Policy Center. She is also developing Urban’s American Transformation project, that will look at the implications—and possibilities—of this country’s racial and ethnic evolution. Over several decades, her career has bridged research, practice, and social and health policy.Previously, Mitchell was President and CEO of Grantmakers In Health, a Washington DC-based national organization that advises, informs, and supports the work of health foundations and corporate giving programs. Before that, she held leadership positions at the National Academies (National Research Council and Institute of Medicine), U.S. Department of State, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and San Francisco Foundation. Mitchell has a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She co-chairs the advisory group for the John A. Hartford Foundation/Institute for Healthcare Improvement Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and serves on the advisory committee of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, the editorial board of Health Affairs, and the boards of directors of Community Wealth Partners and The Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation.

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