COVID-19: Emerging Community Needs and Policy Solutions
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its disproportionate impact among Black and Brown communities as well as other communities of color and many marginalized and underserved groups in the Unites States and globally, Health Equity Initiative(https://www.healthequityinitiative.org) designed, organized and hosted this Community Leaders Forum to highlight the experience and insights of community leaders from across the United States. The forum focuses on (a) how the coronavirus underscores many of the challenges we already knew existed with health equity, (b) emerging community needs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (c) community-driven ideas for policy solutions that may address emerging needs and priorities that contribute to COVID-19 inequities. The Forum is the first in a series of upcoming events, and an important component of Health Equity Initiative’s long-standing capacity building and advocacy efforts in support of raising the influence of community voices on health equity solutions.
Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL, Founder and President, Board of Directors, Health Equity Initiative
Tonya Lewis Lee, JD, Entrepreneur, Producer, Writer, Advocate, Health Equity Champion, and Founder, Movita
Paulette Spencer, MPH, MA, Community Engagement and Policy Analyst, Bronx Community Health Network, NY
Teneasha Washington, PhD, Community Engagement Lead, National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, Birmingham, AL
Annette Roque-Lewis, Executive Director, La Nueva Esperanza, Brooklyn, NY
Amy Vu, RD, MPH, Head of Programs, FEAST, Los Angeles, CA
About Health Equity Initiative
Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is a member-driven nonprofit membership organization dedicated to build a global community that engages across sectors and disciplines to advance health equity. Learn more about us at https://www.healthequityinitiative.org/about.html.