The impact of COVID-19 on one’s social, physical, and economic wellbeing is staggering. Existing disparities are exacerbated and millions are newly unemployed, facing new barriers to accessing health care, and experiencing emotional distress. Newly enacted stimulus bills aim to provide temporary support but fail to address the long-term impact of this crisis. Join us for this webinar to learn how recent stimulus packages addressed social determinants of health in the short-term, explore the long-term effects COVID-19 will have on underserved populations, and what’s needed moving forward.

In addition to a detailed breakdown of recent COVID-19 stimulus funding and its impacts on care for the underserved, this webinar also addresses existing social determinants of health for underserved populations and how the pandemic has exacerbated factors such as housing and food insecurity, internet access in rural areas, social isolation, and access (or lack thereof) to paid leave.

This session on COVID-19 and social determinants of health was hosted on Thursday, June 4, 2020, and was the second session in ACU’s Policy & Practice Series. Want to be informed when ACU offers new informative webinars on the pandemic and other issues? Join our mailing list!


  • Amanda Pears Kelly, Executive Director, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
  • Louise McCarthy, MPP, President and CEO, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Gary Wiltz, MD, CEO/ Clinical CHO, Teche Action Clinic

More Resources on COVID-19

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is regularly updating our detailed list of resources on the coronavirus pandemic with new webinars, fact sheets, and other resources related to health centers, workforce considerations, clinical protocols and guidance, telehealth, and more. You can also view a variety of webinars on COVID-19 and its impact on underserved populations on our health equity webinar archives.