On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) hosted a virtual symposium to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations. TheAdvancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communitiesvirtual symposium featured national, state, tribal and local experts leading efforts developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic.
If you were unable to attend the virtual symposium, below you will find the recordings, objectives and presentation slides for all sessions. Additionally, under Resource Hall, you will find tools and resources on data, testing, vaccine, clinical trials, and more to support efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
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This session provides background and context about the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority populations using the latest data. Additionally, the session discusses the importance of and recommendations for collecting and using race/ethnicity data to ensure an equitable response.
Sela Panapasa, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute
for Social Research, University of Michigan
||Johnnie (Chip) Allen, MPH, Director, Office of Health Equity, Ohio Department of Health||Stephen Thomas, PhD, Professor Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland|
This session highlights state and local efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize data to inform COVID-19 crisis response and recovery efforts for racial and ethnic minority populations.
Veronica Vital, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of
||Vivian Lasley-Bibbs, MPH, Branch Manager and Epidemiologist, Office of Health Equity, Kentucky Department for Public Health, President, National Association of State Offices of Minority Health||Matías Valenzuela, PhD, Equity Director, Public Health - Seattle & King County, and Director of Community Mitigation and Recovery, COVID-19|
This session highlights state, territorial, and tribal perspectives and recommendations for applying a health equity lens to COVID-19 response efforts.
|Winston Wong, MD, MS, FAAFP, Chair and Acting CEO, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians||Sandra Brown, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAANP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing and Allied Health, Southern University and A&M Baton Rouge, Co-Chair, Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force||Darielys Cordero, MPH, DrPhc, Special Programs Director, Puerto Rico Primary Healthcare Association||Stacy A. Bohlen, Chief Executive Officer, National Indian Health Board (invited)|
This session highlights promising/effective community-centered approaches for COVID-19 response to racial and ethnic minority populations with a focus on cultural and linguistic appropriateness.
|Sheri-Ann Daniels, EdD, MSCP, BS, CSAC, Executive Director, Papa Ola Lōkahi||Ngozi O. Ezike, MD, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health||
Puni Jackson, Program Director, Ho’oulu ‘Āina, Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family
||Megan Kiyomi Inada, DrPH, MPH, BS, Research Coordinator, Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services|
This session highlights promising community-centered, place-based approaches for COVID-19 responses for racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
|Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity, Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System||Hannah Sehn, Executive Director, Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment||Gabriel Chamie, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Unidos en Salud/United in Health – San Francisco Project||Carina Marquez, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Unidos en Salud/United in Health – San Francisco Project||Denise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers|
This session highlights state and local efforts to engage and involve leaders and members in the assessment of community needs and COVID-19 response.
|Linda D. Bane Frizzell, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Indian Health Board, Governing Board||Ala Stanford, MD, Pediatric Surgeon and Founder, Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium||Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio|
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|HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) Website||WEB LINK|
|OMH Knowledge Center: COVID-19 and Minority Health Selective Bibliography||PDF LINK|
|OMH Knowledge Center: Pandemics and Minority Populations Historical Reports||PDF LINK|
|OMH Knowledge Center Resource Guide To COVID-19 Materials||PDF LINK|
|HHS Fact Sheet: HHS Initiatives to Address the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans and Other Racial and Ethnic Minorities||PDF LINK|
|CDC Resources in Languages Other than English||WEB LINK|
|CDC Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups||WEB LINK|
|Think Cultural Health Overview||PDF LINK|
|Think Cultural Health E-Learning Programs Information||PDF LINK|
|Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) – What, Why, How||PDF LINK|
|Morehouse School of Medicine White Paper: County-Level Proportion of African American COVID-19 Case Rate in Georgia||PDF LINK|
|An Overview of the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)||WEB LINK|
|Dr. Mack&rsquo,s Video Presentation on the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)||VIDEO LINK|
|CDC Influenza (Flu) Webpage||WEB LINK|
|CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2020-21 Seasonal Flu Vaccination||WEB LINK|
|FDA Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials Webpage||WEB LINK|
|NIH COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Website||WEB LINK|
|CoVPN Clinical Trial Locations Map||WEB LINK|
|CoVPN Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Clinical Studies||WEB LINK|
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