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COVID Care After the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends: Vaccines, Testing, and Treatment

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COVID Care After the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Ends: Vaccines, Testing, and Treatment
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The COVID-19 public health emergency declarations are over – but COVID is not, with over 150 people dying of COVID each day in the US. Clinicians now must navigate the changing COVID landscape in the midst of waning public interest and fewer resources for prevention and care – factors that further impact the physical, mental, and financial health of vulnerable communities.  In this webinar, we will share their knowledge about the many changes to elements of COVID care, including vaccines, treatment, food subsidies, and insurance access, as a result of the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency declarations. We will review the latest vaccine guidelines and cover what clinicians should know and what they can do to assist their patients, including a discussion of the Health and Human Services Bridge Access Program for the uninsured.  The session will also provide updated resources and include time for discussion between faculty and participants. We will  address questions from the field about the evolving recommendations for access to care for COVID-19 in an outpatient setting.

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Learning Objectives
  • Be familiar with the latest guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  • Identify critical changes in vaccines, testing, and treatment after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.  
  • Describe ways in which patients with limited or no insurance can access COVID preventative and curative care.


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Founding Medical Director

Migrant Clinicians Network

Ed Zuroweste, MD is the Founding Medical Director for Migrant Clinicians Network. He was present for the first official meeting of Migrant Clinicians Network in 1985 and has been consistently involved with the organization since that time. Dr. Zuroweste began his work with migrants as a partner in a private practice in Chambersburg, PA. He later became the Medical Director of Keystone Health Center, a large Migrant and Community Health Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. While attending to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Zuroweste also maintained a full-time clinical practice in family practice and obstetrics, including full hospital privileges in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, and Obstetrics. In addition to his work with MCN, Dr. Zuroweste is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he directs an International Rural Health Elective in Honduras. Dr. Zuroweste is also the staff physician for seven County Health Department tuberculosis clinics, Pennsylvania Department of Health and he currently acts as the Tuberculosis Medical Consultant for the PA Dept. of Health ; a Clinical Consultant for three separate consulting firms; and serves as a Locum Tenem family physician for multiple sites. Dr. Zuroweste has worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) on two separate short term assignments; the first in 2009-2010 as a Special Medical Consultant during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, and in 2014 as a Special Medical Consultant with the Ebola Response Team in Guinea and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Dr. Zuroweste has traveled extensively in Central America, especially Honduras and Guatemala both for teaching and pleasure. He has also traveled to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Dr. Zuroweste is married with three children. When not working, Dr. Zuroweste enjoys long distance running, listening to great music, great movies and concerts, working out of doors, and traveling with family and friends to far-off locations.

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Program Manager, Eastern Region Office

Migrant Clinicians Network

Esther Rojas works as MCN’s Program Manager in the Eastern Region Office. She received her BS in Public Health from Salisbury University and a certificate in Community-Based Participatory Research from the University of Michigan in 2021. As Project Coordinator, her work has included the coordination and management of various COVID-19 projects focused on increasing vaccine awareness in migrant and vulnerable populations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Since March 2022, Rojas has worked closely with community-based organizations to provide technical assistance and capacity-building to community health workers serving Latino and Haitian communities in her state. In her free time, Rojas enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her partner and their dog, Elliot.

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