The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature promising practices, programs, and strategies for combatting the pandemic in order to achieve health equity in communities of color.
OMH invites our partners at the regional, state, tribal and community levels to join us as we convene public health leaders from state and local levels to discuss their organizations' response to address COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Opening Plenary – What Data Tell Us about COVID-19 in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities
Breakout Sessions I – State/Territorial/Tribal Perspectives on COVID-19 and Health Equity
1a. Using Data to Inform Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery
1b. How Health Equity Can Drive State, Territorial and Tribal COVID-19 Response
Breakout Sessions II – Community-Centered Solutions for Addressing COVID-19 among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations
2a. Ensuring Cultural Appropriateness and Language Access through Community-Based Approaches
2b. Meeting Community Members Where They Are
2c. Community Members in Action in COVID-19 Response