The health of our community plays a key role in our personal well-being, which is why the work that community health workers and advocates do is so impactful. With funding from the Wright Center, the Center on Society and Health and Initiatives of Change created an interactive story featuring Richmond’s community health workers and advocates.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 reported in the news during since March may be underestimating the pandemic’s actual death toll. From March 1st to August 1st, 2020, the United States saw 225,530 excess deaths, but only 67% of the excess deaths were attributed to COVID-19. The other one-third were linked to other causes such as heart disease, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.