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Increasing Flu Vaccine Confidence Within African American Communities Webinar
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With continued COVID-19 activity, ensuring communities are protected from the flu this season will be more important now than ever. Outreach to African American communities—which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—will be especially critical.

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When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
2:00 PM ET
Where: Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4969364155984346383
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With continued COVID-19 activity, ensuring communities are protected from the flu this season will be more important now than ever. Outreach to African American communities—which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—will be especially critical.

Join AIM for the second webinar in its Vaccine Confidence Webinar series to learn about:
- Recent research on flu vaccine uptake trends within African American communities
- Examples of public health partnerships supporting flu vaccine confidence
- How these findings and strategies can be applied to immunization work

Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4969364155984346383


Our first speaker, Dr. Sandra C. Quinn of the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity, will present her research related to the cultural factors and demographic trends within African American communities that influence flu vaccine uptake. Then, Dr. Laura Lee Hall of the Center for Sustainable Healthy Care Quality and Equity—part of the National Minority Quality Forum—will present on building partnerships with health care systems and researchers to identify ways to increase equitable flu vaccine coverage.

Speaker Bios:
Dr. Sandra C. Quinn is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Science and Senior Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. Dr. Quinn is an appointed member of a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine committee on Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. She has published 100+ research articles, and her immunization-focused research has centered on racial disparities in vaccine uptake, vaccine acceptance in routine and emergency situations, and social media misinformation. Dr. Quinn has recently presented research related to minority mistrust and vaccine confidence at the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s September 2019 meeting and Worldviews 2019, among many other forums.

Dr. Laura Lee Hall is the President of the Center for Sustainable Healthy Care Quality and Equity (SHC), a part of the National Minority Quality Forum. SHC leads quality improvement education and community engagement efforts, as well as research, aimed at promoting equity and high quality care in underserved communities, partnering with primary care clinics nationwide. Previously Dr. Hall founded the Center for Quality at the American College of Physician and translated registry data into educational programs as the director of Performance Education, at the American College of Cardiology. She served as the deputy director of the National Alliance for the Mentally after working as a senior scientific analyst for the U.S. Congress. Dr. Hall received her Ph.D. from the U.S. Naval Medical School and served post-doctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Laura Lee resides with her husband the Rev. Dr. John Price in the Annapolis, Maryland region and is the proud mother of Henry and Isabella Pazaryna.

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