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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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Pacific (PT)
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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.

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Presenters

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Amy

Liebman

MPA, MA

Chief Program Officer: Workers, Environment and Climate

Migrant Clinicians Network

Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA (she/her) has devoted her career to improving the safety and health of disenfranchised populations. She joined Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) in 1999 and currently serves as the Chief Program Officer: Workers, Environment and Climate. With MCN she has established nationally recognized initiatives to improve the health and safety of immigrant workers and their families. She oversees programs ranging from integrating occupational and environmental medicine into primary care to designing worker safety interventions. She is a national leader in addressing worker safety and environmental justice through the community health worker (CHW) model. Prior to her current position, she directed numerous environmental health and justice projects along the US-Mexico Border including an award-winning, community-based hygiene education program that reached thousands of families living without water and sewerage services. She has spearheaded policy efforts within the American Public Health Association to support the protection of agricultural workers and served on the federal advisory committee to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. Her programs have won several awards including the 2008 EPA Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award and the 2015 National Safety Council Research Collaboration Award. In 2011, Liebman received the Lorin Kerr Award, an APHA/Occupational Health and Safety Section honor recognizing public health professionals for their dedication and sustained efforts to improve the lives of workers. She is a past Chair of APHA’s Occupational Health and Safety. Liebman has been the principal investigator and project manager of numerous government and privately sponsored projects. She has authored articles, bilingual training manuals and other educational materials dealing with environmental and occupational health and migrants. Liebman has a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Liebman has traveled throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, and Europe. She is an avid soccer fan and loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. Together they spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Giovanni

Lopez-Quezada

Communications and Graphic Designer

Migrant Clinicians Network

Giovanni Lopez-Quezada graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Communication Design and a passion for work that improves the lives of others. As the graphics and communications designer for MCN, Lopez-Quezada seeks to both enhance people’s understanding of the issues facing the mobile poor as well as encourage participation in the programs and organizations that take on these issues. Living in Chico, he enjoys hiking and bike riding in his free time.

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Cloé Destinoble
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Cloé Destinoble
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MPH
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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.

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Nathan S. Bertelsen
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Nathan S. Bertelsen
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MD, MScPH, CTropMed
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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.