Dr. Lauren Powell, PhD, MPA of The Equitist and Takeda Pharmaceutical talks about public health issues, including the COVID-19 response, systemic racism, health literacy, social justice, and what the pharmaceutical industry is doing to be more equitable.
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In this webinar brought to you by the Vaccine Equity Cooperative, panelists share national perspectives on vaccine equity efforts, and spotlight local successes and lessons learned from communities in California and Florida.
Vaccine distribution could still be a bright spot in our COVID response - the moment that community members and organizations can work in authentic partnership with a range of institutions to deliver a life-saving essential health resource broadly and equitably. And it is an opportunity to put us on a path to create more equitable, lasting systems of health. Let us know how you can be part of the movement.
During this webinar, leaders from a range of health equity-focused organizations presented case examples and shared recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination plans, partnerships and processes to improve access, build trust, and invest resources for underserved communities.
As we work to to flatten the next COVID-19 curve – the increased demand for essential resources like food, housing and income supports – it is critical that we lean on data to inform the path forward. In this post written with several of our Bay Area partners, we review various data sources to show how social services systems have been impacted by the pandemic and discuss the power of harnessing data in partnership with community input to shape interventions.
The outcome of this election may open doors and opportunities for much-needed progress toward racial equity, and we have put important, productive miles behind us over the past four years. But undoing years of systemic racism that impacts everyone’s health is multi-generational work. We hope you can take the time you need to recover and recommit ourselves to the fight for health, dignity and well-being.