Joint Center President Discusses ‘Health, Wealth & Longevity’ for African Americans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic at AARP Social Innovation Summit Virtual Conference

On June 3, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the panel, Health, Wealth & Longevity: Is There Room For All?, at AARP’s Social Innovation Summit Virtual Conference.

The discussion centered on the “unique challenges in achieving healthy longevity” especially when considering equitability and the recent challenges that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the conversation aimed to answer “how do we inspire and encourage equity?”

During the panel, Spencer discussed the unique challenges faced by African Americans especially in regard to employment and health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other panelists included George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Associate Research Professor Dr. Dora Hughes and Bank of American Managing Director of Thought Leadership Surya Kolluri. AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson moderated the conversation.