Gilead and the Morehouse School of Medicine Partner to Study Racial Health Inequities Associated with COVID-19

Stories@Gilead - July 28, 2020

Gilead and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine announced a new partnership to develop a real-time, public-facing and comprehensive health equity data platform to help address the impact of COVID-19 and other diseases on communities of color.

Data collected since the beginning of the pandemic show that the COVID-19 disproportionately impacts racial and ethnic minority groups, particularly Black Americans. The new platform will provide the ability to collect and study the demographic disparities associated with COVID-19, with the goal of using this data to help create actionable, evidence-based policy changes to attain health equity and ensure that disproportionately impacted communities receive resources and support.

Gilead will initially provide $1 million to Satcher for the project and also to support the creation of a Black Health Equity Alliance, composed of national thought leaders, community representatives, scholars, researchers and policymakers, that will help coordinate COVID-19 education, training, information exchange and dissemination and policy analysis.

The data map will go live and be available to the public in the fourth quarter of 2020. For more information, please see today’s press release.