COVID-19, Racial Inequity, and Violence

COVID-19, Racial Inequity, and Violence

Berkeley, California – May 15, 2020 – CARESTAR is honored to share this article on COVID-19’s impact on racial inequity and violence, written by a member of our Advisory Committee who is a partner with us in injury and trauma prevention.

The author, Fatimah Loren Muhammad, M.A., is executive director of the Health Alliance for Violence Intervention, a national network of hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs).

The spread of COVID-19 has incited a vast level of fear and anxiety throughout our nation, inspiring a sense of powerlessness, economic insecurity, and corrosion of social support. As most of the country grapples with shelter-in-place orders, these conditions only exacerbate community instability, structural inequity, and the safety of vulnerable populations…

About the CARESTAR Foundation

The CARESTAR Foundation was founded as a result of the sale of CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue) and honors CALSTAR’S legacy and lifesaving work in the field of emergency and trauma care. CARESTAR’s mission is to strengthen connections and foster partnerships in California’s injury prevention, emergency response, and trauma care landscape to improve outcomes for all Californians.


Laura Kaufman, Communications Director

The CARESTAR Foundation

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