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Sustainability for the Community Health System: Takeaways for 2022

Community based workforces are the foundation of effective, human-centered health systems with financial, operational, and programmatic infrastructures led by community members. In this webinar, CommuniVax Coalition & Vaccine Equity Cooperative focused on how building socially valued and sustainably resourced community health systems will help advance national health equity.
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Date Published: February 10, 2022
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Community-and faith-based workforces and organizations have long proven critical to overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in health – and most recently, in support of COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts across the U.S. These workforces and organizations are the foundation of effective, human-centered community health systems — systems with financial, operational, and programmatic infrastructures led by community members – and are key to advancing health equity and strengthening trust in science-based institutions throughout the nation. Hosted by the CommuniVax Coalition and the Vaccine Equity Cooperative, this webinar will demonstrated how building socially valued and sustainably resourced community health systems will help advance national health equity. 

During this 60-minute webinar experts highlighted: 

  • Best practices and lessons learned from the COVID-19 responses in three communities in California, Maryland and Illinois
  • The important role hyper local community workforces and organizations play in building a community-health system that will help achieve health equity
  • The types of resources needed to achieve community health sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Panelists

  • Dr. Stephen Thomas, PhD, CommuniVax Local Team Co-PI and Professor of Health Policy and Management & Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, University of Maryland School of Public Health 
  • Ysabel Duron, CommuniVax Expert Working Group Member and President & Executive Director, The Latino Cancer Institute 
  • Devonta Boston, Founder and CEO of TGI Movement, Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership

Moderator:

  • Sasha White, PhD, CommuniVax Expert Working Group Member and VEC Advisory Committee Member 

Originally broadcast Thursday, February 10, 2022

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