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Cultural Awareness Series: Black History Month – The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Utilizing Trusted Messengers

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In this installment of an interview led by Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD with panelists Taison Bell, MD, MBA, and Stella Safo, MD, MPH, they discuss the impact of the movements to address racial injustices that occurred as the COVID-19 pandemic was disproportionately affecting communities of color. The panelists also discuss the origins of historical mistrust of medicine by many Black Americans and the impact that has had on vaccine uptake. They share examples of trusted messengers effectively engaging in conversation about COVID-19 vaccines within their communities.

For more videos on this topic, please visit the Cultural Awareness Series page within the COVID Health Equity Resources.

*This video was funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000574). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this video do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government. 

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