• Lonnie Granier

"Policy for the People" Virtual Health Equity Summit

Part 1: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine on the Black Community

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2021 / 9:00-10:00AM CT

Black people are 3.7 times more likely to be hospitalized and faced a 2.8 higher mortality rate from COVID 19 compared to their white counterparts. This session will tackle important questions related to the coronavirus vaccine including: who will the vaccine protect, why should the vaccine be trusted, and how will our community overcome this pandemic. Register here

Part 2: Mental Health Realities for Black America

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2021 / 1:00-2:00PM CT

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with intense race relations and crippling economic instability, has created many physical and mental health challenges for people around the nation and revealed major disparities for Black Americans. This session will discuss the ways the traumatic events of 2020 have influenced how Black people take care of their mental health. Register here

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