How Social Determinants of Health Shape Our Understanding of COVID-19

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  • June 16, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tall order for public health leaders across the country: When collective action is required to slow the spread of a virus with a high transmission rate, how do you convince everyone to heed safety guidelines? Learn more at riley.furman.edu/

As the director of the Richmond and Henrico Health Departments in Virginia, Danny Avula, M.D. has dedicated his work to understanding why certain communities are harder hit by COVID-19 than others.

In 2014, Avula served as panelist for the Riley Institute’s StraightTalk lecture series on poverty and the working poor held on Furman’s campus. Now he’s shedding more light on the many social determinants of health.

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