Food equity, COVID-19 and the future of public health with expert Smriti Kirubanandan


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In this episode, health strategist and public health expert, Smriti Kirubanandan discusses food inequity, misinformation, Covid-19 and the future of public health with TCS futurist Kevin Benedict.

Covid-19 has affected us all, while highlighting inequalities in our communities. Food inequity, resulting from limited access to healthy and affordable food, is a serious problem in many ZIP Codes. Often ZIP codes that include low-income communities have less access to many important services, including healthy and affordable food, good education, quality health care, high-speed internet, and many other community services. important.

When communities have been impacted by Covid-19, many postcodes that fight food inequities, which often lead to higher levels of pre-existing conditions, have had poorer outcomes and higher levels of hospitalizations and deaths. . Covid-19 has exposed our public health challenges and inequalities in stark light.

Smriti has dedicated her career to educating our communities and leaders about these issues and finding ways to improve outcomes that allow people to live with dignity. The interview ends with insight into how we can reduce inequality and improve lives now and in the future.

To learn more about TCS’s efforts on food security, healthcare access, COVID-19 and more, download our Digital Empowers report, “Technology as a catalyst for community empowerment.”

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