Health Equity Series: Addressing the History of Medical Mistrust in Communities of Color

Recorded Webinar

April 21, 2021 at 11am to Noon CT

Health Equity Series: Addressing the History of Medical Mistrust in Communities of Color

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on communities of color has been greatly influenced by deeply rooted social and economic inequitiesWith the COVID-19 vaccine rollout underway across the is critical that individuals who have historically been marginalized access health services to become immunizedHowever, many Black and Brown people have profound reluctance in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine because of systemic barriers and racial bias within health care institutions 

Addressing this hesitancy in communities of color is imperative to reduce COVID-19 risk, address chronic disease burden, and become resilient and able to thrive in the future. Join Dr. Reuben Warren of Tuskegee University in learning about the history of medical mistrust and identifying strategies to increase vaccine acceptance. 


About the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) 

This is the second of three webinars presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and Council on Accreditation (COA) in partnership with NCRNWith the critical goal of improving social determinants through health equity, this partnership will mobilize community-based organizations across the U.S. to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities that are disproportionately impacted through disseminating culturally and linguistically relevant resources to the hardest hit communities. 

Webinars in this Series 

March 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT 

Partnering with Communities of Color to Mitigate COVID-19  

May 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. CT 


About the Alliance and COA Health Equity Series 

Everyone needs the building blocks for health and well-being in order to thrive, reach their full potential, and meaningfully contribute to society. The Alliance and COA are committed to health equity as a key strategy to increase the safety and well-being of individuals, families, and communities most impacted by inequality and racism. This is done by: 

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April 30, 1-2 p.m. CT