Events

Past Event

Community Health Workers Town Hall Series: COVID-19 Vaccine

March 4, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online

This town hall is meant to bring Community Health Workers from Harlem, Washington Heights, and South Bronx together in one place to discuss their questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. This is an interactive event with guided breakout rooms that will be creating and reviewing a vaccine competency toolkit for local CHW networks to use. We hope that this event informs our community about the importance of vaccination as we move forward through the COVID-19 crisis. Community-Based Organizatons and local agencies are encouraged to join.

Hosts:

  • Dr. Anil Rustgi, Interim Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center  
  • Dr. Olajide Williams, Professor of Neurology, Chief of Staff, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Columbia Wellness Center, Special Advisor to the Dean of Health Sciences and Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Dr. Rafael Lantigua, Associate Dean for Community Service, Director, Office of Community Service Programs, Professor of Medicine, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center 

Special Guests:

  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat, U.S. Representative (NY-13)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Julia Iyasere, Executive Director, Dalio Center for Health Justice NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Dr. Melissa Stockwell, Co-Chair, CUIMC Vaccine Committee, Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Health Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University Irving Medical Center 
  • Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk, Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian

Moderators:

  • Lina Sinisterra, Community Health Worker
  • Calvin Martin, Community Health Worker