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What to Consider When Living with Hypertension, Diabetes or Asthma During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Greetings Community Partner:

Please help us spread the word by circulating the below announcement and flyer about our upcoming webinar – registration is now open!

“What to Consider When Living with Hypertension, Diabetes or Asthma During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Friday, April 17th

11am – 12pm

Join Via Zoom or Phone


Background: The CDC has indicated groups at higher risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 include people 65 years and up, those living in nursing homes, and those with underlying medical conditions such as respiratory problems, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and compromised immune systems. It is well known that people of color, especially the Black community, have long been burdened with high rates of chronic disease.  Recent news such as a WBEZ article on April 6th has cited that 70% of the deaths in Chicago from COVID-19 were Black residents. The article continued, “The majority of the black COVID-19 patients who died had underlying health conditions including respiratory problems and diabetes. Eighty-one percent of them had hypertension, or high blood pressure, diabetes or both.”

This webinar aims to provide information that community members can use to protect their health, as well as the health of loved ones who may be living with chronic diseases such as hypertension (heart disease), diabetes, and/or asthma, during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. The primary focus of the webinar is to provide accurate information to populations at higher risk of developing the serious illness as a result of contracting COVID-19.


Phyllis L. Rodgers, Founder of Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates

Dr. Nammi R. Kandula, co-Director at the Center for Community Health

Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta, Director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research

This webinar is open to everyone, especially community members of color and those living with chronic health conditions. There will be a Q&A portion of the webinar. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing them to CCH@Northwestern.edu.

We look forward to having you join us.




April 17, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm