A recent story in the Denver Post indicated that Colorado's vaccination data shows another layer of racial inequity
. On January 14, a virtual town hall, hosted by the CU Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, gathered leaders from under-represented communities to discuss the reasons behind vaccine hesitancy in Black and brown communities, and ways that healthcare and public health providers can help address it.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cerise Hunt, PhD, moderated a panel discussion as part of the town hall that included many local experts including Fernando Holguin, MD, director of the ColoradoSPH Latino Research & Policy Center, and Jerreed Ivanich, PhD, who joined us last fall as an assistant professor in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health.
The event had record attendance and planning for a second "Real Talk" event is underway. The CU Anschutz Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement would like your input about topics to feature during the next session. Please contribute your ideas and join the next session.
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Read about and watch a recording of the town hall >