The Bronx is Not Underserved: Unconscious Bias Puts Patients Second in Disadvantaged Communities

With the poorest urban congressional district in the United States, the Bronx has long been held as representative of the challenges, and consequences, of health inequities. It should then come as no surprise that the Bronx has been especially hard hit by COVID-19 since, for the last seven years in a row, it has been deemed New York State’s “unhealthiest” county in annual rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).[1]