U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office of Minority Health (OMH)
(Blck PR Wire) Washington, D.C. -- 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.
It takes place on Sept. 17, 2020, where you will hear from national, state, tribal, and local experts leading efforts developed for public health leaders at all levels and community organizations confronting the pandemic.
Make sure you attend the Opening and Closing Plenaries featuring leadership from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Opening Plenary | Welcome & Opening Remarks | 12:30 PM ET
Secretary Alex Azar, JD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health nd Human Services
RADM Felicia Collins, MD, MPH, FAAP, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ADM Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Closing Plenary | Call to Action & Closing Remarks | 4:45 PM ET
Leandris Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA, Chief Health Equity Officer, Director of Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
VADM Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, Surgeon General of the United States
For more information, contact the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.