By Monica E. Oss The current raging COVID pandemic has brought to the fore some key health disparities. The statistics show that COVID death rates are higher among minorities. Compared to Whites, the likelihood of COVID-related deaths for Black Americans is 37% higher, for Asians 53% higher, for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives 26% higher, and for Hispanics 16% higher (see Racial, Ethnic Minorities Reel From Higher Covid-19 Death Rates). There are many factors that likely contribute. People of color are more likely to be uninsured—Hispanics, for example, are two and a half times more likely to be uninsured than Whites (see Disparities In Health…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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