Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Build It But Will They Come?

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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Join the Council on Foundations and an expert panel for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Build It But Will They Come? Specialists say that as much as 90 percent of the population must achieve immunity to eliminate COVID-19. Yet there is a concerning level of lack of confidence in the vaccines, particularly in communities of color.

Be a part of our conversation about the importance of education and outreach in vaccine hesitant communities as the mass vaccination effort continues. Hear what some funders are doing to counter misinformation and fear through grants to trusted community organizations and government health agencies responsible for vaccine distribution. The National League of Cities, a national association of over 2,000 local government leaders, will share how they are working with their members to promote equitable vaccine awareness, and will offer ideas for how funders can connect to their members’ efforts. This discussion will provide an opportunity for attendees to share what they are doing to reach those groups with the greatest COVID impact disparities.

Presenters

Dr. Robert Blaine, Senior Executive and Director, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, National League of Cities

Dr. Faith Polkey, Chief Clinical Officer, Beaufort Jasper Hampton, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc

Irfan Hasan, Deputy Vice President for Grants, The New York Community Trust

Joe Smyser, PhD, MSPH, CEO, The Public Good Projects

Sachi Yoshii, Vice President of Strategy and External Relations, East Bay Community Foundation

Moderated by Stephanie Powers, Senior Advisor for Public Policy & Partnerships, Council on Foundations

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