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THE

COLOR OF CARE

From executive producer, Oprah Winfrey, a new documentary chronicling how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

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THE

COLOR OF CARE

From executive producer, Oprah Winfrey, a new documentary chronicling how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

THE

COLOR OF CARE

From executive producer, Oprah Winfrey, a new documentary chronicling how people of color suffer from systemically substandard healthcare in the United States and how COVID-19 exposed the tragic consequences of this inequity.

THE COLOR OF CARE

ABOUT THE FILM

The Color of Care is a new documentary that traces the origins of racial health disparities to practices that began during slavery in the U.S. and continue today. Using moving testimony from those who lost loved ones to COVID-19 and frontline medical workers in overwhelmed hospitals,  it interweaves expert interviews and powerful data to expose the devastating toll of embedded racism in our healthcare system.

The Color of Care is produced by Harpo Productions with executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Terry Wood, and Catherine Cyr. The film is directed by OSCAR®-nominated and Emmy® award-winning director Yance Ford, with producer Kate Bolger. James Blue and Tim Evans are executive producers for Smithsonian Channel, with producer Najma Nurridin.

Covid-19 mortality rate per 100,000 people

Black Americans

97.9 DEATHS

Hispanic/Latin Americans

64.7 DEATHS

White Americans

46.6 DEATHS

Asian Americans

40.4 DEATHS

During the first wave of the pandemic

Black Americans had the highest covid-19 deaths

12% of population

20% of deaths

Black Americans are 2.5 times more likely than white Americans to be hospitalized for Covid-19

Black Americans

2.5X

Native Americans

3.2X

Hispanic/Latin Americans

2.4X

White Americans

1X

The overrepresentation of Black Americans among COVID-19 cases tells us that this pandemic is amplifying and worsening existing social inequalities tied to race, class, and access to the health care system in our country.

Medical Advisory board

The Medical Advisory Board is comprised of top U.S. medical organizations and medical schools who will assist with strategy, content production, promotion, and targeted outreach for film screenings and the impact campaign.

Get Involved

Are you inspired to get involved? Learn how you can take action to create a more equitable health system. Consider finding local and virtual volunteering opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org to combat COVID-19 and help improve healthcare in your community.

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Cycle breakers

The Harpo + Smithsonian Channel documentary The Color of Care examines the obvious disparities in medicine and healthcare within Black and Brown communities across the country in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic- and Cycle Breakers is a companion digital series aiming to look forward, inspire and continue that conversation. As it is currently defined- to be a cycle breaker means to stand apart from the family and forge a new path away from the trauma and the heartbreak that keeps spreading over-and-over again. It’s a path of necessity and a path of survival. Cycle Breakers is reframing that definition to confront and address the systemic problems within our healthcare system and forge a new path. This series will highlight change makers who are disrupting the system head on and challenging the status quo with new and exciting platforms and organizations that address healthcare inequity and bias in underserved communities.

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HOST A SCREENING

The Color of Care may be available to medical, community, educational, and advocacy groups to screen for free. Please fill out the request form to see if your group is eligible. If so, we’ll provide the film and an accompanying discussion guide to further engage your audience around this important issue.