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WEBINAR | COVID-19 and Vaccines: What Community Health Workers Need to Know - Part 1


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COVID-19 and Vaccines: What Community Health Workers Need to Know
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DATE: Part 1 - January 13, 2022 | 10:00 am (PT) / 12:00 pm (CT) / 1:00 pm (ET)


This two-part webinar series offers an introduction to COVID-19 to support Community Health Workers (CHWs) in their efforts to promote acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the communities they serve. CHWs serve a critical role in the sharing of information about COVID-19 and they regularly experience challenges due to misinformation and disinformation, which are hindering communities from being fully vaccinated. Part 1 will review the core information that CHWs need to know about COVID-19, variants and vaccines. It also will help CHWs identify trusted sources of information and resources to address misinformation and disinformation. Part 2 will focus on vaccine resources for refugee, immigrant and migrant communities and show ways to create communications campaigns and tailor materials that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of the community served.


Amy K Liebman

Amy Liebman, MPA, MA
Migrant Clinicians Network



Nathan S. Bertelsen

Nathan S. Bertelsen, MD, MScPH, CTropMed
University of Minnesota

Dr. Bertelsen has dedicated his career to working with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers around the world including the Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture, Doctors Without Borders, the Institute for Global Health in Barcelona, and the International Panel Physicians Association. He has also led medical and public health education efforts in Turkey, Italy, pain and Central America. Currently, at the University of Minnesota, he works with the Tropical Medicine and Global Health program and the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants in migrant health education.


Cloé Destinoble

Cloé Destinoble, MPH
Migrant Clinicians Network

Cloé Destinoble is MCN’s Program Manager for Migrant and Immigrant Health. She has a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Ms. Destinoble is a strong advocate for achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, and improving population health. Cloé is passionate about serving the underserved vulnerable populations and advocating for them.


Giovanni Lopez-Quezada

Giovanni Lopez-Quezada
Migrant Clinicians Network

As MCN’s Communications Designer, Giovanni Lopez-Quezada has created resources and campaigns to promote health literacy and support clinical education. He has worked directly with health care workers and communities to develop and improve the materials they need to stay safe and healthy.


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