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COVID-19 Vaccine: A Community Conversation for Indigenous People in the Finger Lakes
Join us for a community conversation led by, and for Indigenous People in the Finger Lakes about the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically we will engage in conversation from a Native perspective regarding the history of health and stigma surrounding vaccinations, as well as provide current information about COVID-19 prevention and inoculation. Attendees will have an opportunity to converse amongst the group as well as engage in Q&A with the panelists. Panelists include Dean Seneca, Ronalyn Pollack, and Todd Michel Waite. Dean Seneca, MPH, MCURP, is a nationally-recognized expert in health sciences and a global advocate for the underserved, and is the CEO and founder of Seneca Scientific Solutions+. Dean is a member of the Seneca Nation. Ronalyn Pollack, CHHC, AADP, is the Executive Director of the Native American Cultural Center in Rochester, NY. Ronalyn is a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River. Todd Michel Waite is a Program Officer at the Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Seneca Nation. This event is being organized in partnership with Common Ground Health, a non-profit health planning agency in Rochester, NY. Through regional collaboration and partnerships, Common Ground Health brings greater focus to community health issues via data analysis, resident engagement and solution implementation. Common Ground Health is a convener of the Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, and is working to ensure equity, transparency and efficiency in COVID-19 immunization efforts, with a goal of vaccinating at least 70% of adult residents in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. As part of this effort, Common Ground Health is engaging in conversations with communities across the region to better understand their perspectives about the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as challenges they may be having in accessing the vaccine.

Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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