Virtual Town Hall: Minority Health, Community Leaders Fight COVID Together


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COVID-19 has a disparate impact on people of color.

Latinos, for example, suffer higher case and death rates than their White peers. At the same time, Latinos are getting vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccine at much lower rates.

This is the focus of a Facebook Live town hall, “Making It Plain — Minority Health Professionals and Community Organizations Fight COVID Together,” set for 7-8:45 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Update 4/29/21: In case you missed it, watch the video here.

Virtual Town Hall Minority Health, Community Leaders Fight COVID TogetherPanelists include:

  • Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, is Director of the Salud America! program and its multi-level efforts to promote action and information about COVID-19 and Latinos, Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, all at UT Health San Antonio
  • Marc Morial, JD, National Urban League
  • Elena Rios, MD, National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Georges Benjamin, MD, American Public Health Association
  • Leon McDougle, MD, National Medical Association
  • Martha Dawson, RN, National Black Nurses Association
  • Winston Wong, MD, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
  • Mary Owen, MD, Association of American Indian Physicians
  • Lauren Smith, MD, CDC Foundation
  • Charysse Nunez, Ad Council
  • Ambrose Lane Jr., Health Alliance Network
  • Cameron Webb, MD, White House COVID-19 Response Team
  • Juliett Choi, JD, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum APIAHF
  • A. Toni Young, Rural Health Service Provider Network
  • Mary-Katherine McNatt, DrPH, A.T. Still University
  • Aaron Payment, MPA, EdD, Chairman, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Arcenio Lopez, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
  • Jeffrey Caballero, MPH, Association Asian Pacific Community Health Organization

“This Town Hall is designed to enhance collaboration among and between the Asian/ Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian, and African American communities, to enhance COVID prevention and vaccination,” according to the Black Coalition Against COVID-19.

This town hall is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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