Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Audrey Anderson will make a presentation titled “Obstacles and Bridges: How do Legal Mechanisms Impact Social Justice and COVID-19” at the COVID-19 Equity Evidence Academy. Audrey worked with firm attorneys Dawn Perez-Slavinski, Jacob Stansell and Zach Baumann and former Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Samar Ali to prepare the presentation.

Audrey’s presentation will be the only legally focused presentation over the two-day forum organized as part of the project funded by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Rapid Acceleration Diagnosis-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP). The mission of RADx-UP is to understand the factors associated with disparities in COVID-19 morbidity and mortality and to lay the foundation to reduce disparities for those underserved and vulnerable populations who are disproportionately affected by, have the highest infection rates of, and/or are most at risk for complications or poor outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through RADx-UP, NIH has provided a range of organizations with funding to study and address these disparities. The COVID-19 Equity Evidence Academy created an opportunity for grant recipient organizations from across the country to gather with experts to present information and research and make recommendations for additional areas of research/action to further address inequities.

The event will be held virtually February 24-25, 2021.