Is there an equal opportunity for 'good' health care in Louisville? Watch the discussion

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Does Louisville's health care system offer equal treatment for all patients?

Do people in middle- and upper-income areas get the same treatment as people who live in neighborhoods with substandard housing, poor air quality and inadequate access to healthy food?

Join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, for a conversation about health equity as part of "Racial Reckoning," a series of community talks on racial justice issues facing Louisville. The event will be virtual. You can join the conversation at

Our panelists are Dr. Brandy Kelly Pryor, founder and principal consultant of BKP Strategies; Dr. Desmond Harrell Stewart, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine; Robin Harrington (CSW, MSSW), part of the Human Services faculty at Ivy Tech; and Nicole Ford, a doctoral student in the UofL School of Public Health.

Bailey Loosemore, social justice reporter at The Courier Journal, will moderate the discussion.

Before the discussion, Renee Campbell, an educator, humanitarian and social worker, will share a personal story on health care disparity.

Related: How systemic racism sets Black people on unhealthy paths from birth

The Courier Journal is partnering with the Frazier History Museum and Muhammad Ali Center to bring you these Racial Reckoning discussions, which have been held monthly.

Anyone who wants to attend the virtual event can pre-register online at

The discussion comes amid a global pandemic that has disproportionately sickened and killed people of color. The panel will discuss this and explore these questions: Does racism affect a person's health? Are medical school students taught to view patients equally? What red flags should people be aware of to help determine if they are getting good care?

This is the last of four monthly Racial Reckoning conversations held this year. The first event on housing inequity was held Sept. 30. The second conversation on education was Oct. 28, and the third event on policing was Nov. 18.

The conversations are paired with museum exhibits, including the "West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning and Reconciliation" exhibit at the Frazier Museum and the "Truth Be Told: The Policies That Impacted Black Lives" exhibit on display at the Ali Center through February.

Veda Morgan is the senior director for community engagement and diversity. Reach her at

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Is there health care equity in Louisville? Watch Racial Reckoning event

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