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Center for African American Health Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
James Allen Davis Jr.
37:15
Is there sound
Irene Aguilar
37:26
yes
Bev Sloan
37:32
Yes, I hear them
Roger Cobb
37:32
No Sound
YOLANDA AND RICKIE
37:46
No sound
Shawnecca Burke
37:49
No sound for me
rbouobda
37:54
yes
Denita Harris
37:55
Yes, I can hear
mallojam
37:58
Hello, I just logged in. Is this meeting recorded?
erinclark
38:02
If you do not have sound, you will need to check your computer’s speaker settings.
margw8@aol.com
38:03
Yes, I can hear
Imam Ali
38:03
no sound
Michael Pearl he/him/his
38:09
If you are on your computer, please check your speaker level
Irene Aguilar
38:11
Check your controls bottom of screen
Alyson Shupe
38:54
Press *6 to unmute
BARBARA YONDORF
38:55
you need to have the volume on your personal computer all the way up.
James Allen Davis Jr.
38:56
Okay got it, thank you,
Shawnecca Burke
39:09
Click join audio
YOLANDA AND RICKIE
39:17
I can hear now
2Michelle
40:22
Yes, the meeting will be recorded and shared in the coming days at www.caahealth.org and on social media.
mallojam
41:29
Thank you
Portia Prescott
41:57
I have no sound. Weird
Portia Prescott
42:10
Now I have it.
erinclark
42:25
Why is the presenter view showing on top of the full presentation?
Irene Aguilar
49:33
Thank you for pointing that out Dr. Baruti.
Sims-Fayola Foundation
50:28
Is there a plan, given the data, to improve this data set?
regenstj
50:40
Judy Regensteiner- what is the breakdown of women vs men?
5Paula Brown
51:58
Breakdown of data between women and men will be presented during the presentation.
Eula Adams
52:04
Do we have any date regarding testing by race? I'm very concerned that the actual level of infections within the black and brown community is worst than the numbers indicate.
Sims-Fayola Foundation
52:22
I agree with you Eula....
Sims-Fayola Foundation
52:57
Do we have access to the testing?
iPhoneDelois
53:11
Thanks for bringing up the Census. If we are not counted, we will be treated as if we don’t count.
iPhoneDelois
53:25
How to respond: Online: my2020census.gov - If you do not have a Census ID, click the "If you do not have a Census ID, click here" link below the "login" button. Phone: 844-330-2020 Mail: you will receive a paper questionnaire if you do not first respond online or by phone. You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages. Visit https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html for a list of languages and phone numbers."
5Paula Brown
53:30
Testing resources.https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Kalisha Carter
53:32
White privilege has the luxury to socially distance and work from home while BIPOC do not!
tarikwalker
53:33
Do we know if the under-represented ethnic minorities in Colorado affected by COVID-19 are similar across the board? or do you find that those impacted more severely are of a lower SES?
James Allen Davis Jr.
53:49
A lot of people live with older parents and may have generations living under one roof...
tarikwalker
55:20
I’m trying to understand which plays the strongest role: SES, genetics, or race/ethnicity?
tarikwalker
55:43
or chronic/underlying conditions?
Eula Adams
56:08
There have been 3.4 million tests in the US. I suspect the tests have gone to "Red" states and affluent communities. How come the Villages in Florida (over 190,000 residents) get tests for every member of their community.
Michael Pearl he/him/his
56:31
Would it not be all of the above? How did I get to haveing a chronic/under lying condition?
duvallge
56:49
All of those encompass the social determinates of health.
Michael Pearl he/him/his
57:23
If I cannot get acces to healthcare or even if do get to healthcare but I am not get the care I should, would not I be at higher risk of having a chronic illness?
Kalisha Carter
57:45
I work for a popular HMO Healthcare Organization where ALL staff is considered essential, with unionized staff who feel devalued because 75% of their workers are people of color and did not receive the option to shelter-in-place and work from home, stay safe with family and not feel uncertain; as opposed to other white employees who are at home!
Sims-Fayola Foundation
58:05
Where can we get the recording of this afterwards?
Michael Pearl he/him/his
58:53
The recording will be posted to the AFrican American Center
duvallge
58:57
Absolutely you would be at even higher risk.
2Michelle
59:14
It will be posted at www.caahealth.org and on social media.
5Paula Brown
59:48
Get up-to-date information about local and national COVID-19 activity:https://caahealth.org/covid-19/https://covid19.colorado.gov/https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htmlhttps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
mallojam
01:00:11
Same with Prisons
Eula Adams
01:01:05
I agree with Jandel's comment regarding testing. A race issue but a national disgrace that we have only done 3.4 million test in a country of 360 million.
Jerry
01:01:38
Tyler Perry and Idris Elba attempted to address some mis-education about African Americans being immune to COVID-19. Can it be determined by the data how that miseducation may have led to a number of African Americans not following social distancing guidelines?
Sims-Fayola Foundation
01:01:58
What’s the article again?
RCooper
01:03:07
Then how does one protect themselves if they must go back to work prior to testing and vaccinations?
2Michelle
01:03:15
I believe it is this one: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html
James Allen Davis Jr.
01:03:31
Social Distancing is a privilege
Sims-Fayola Foundation
01:04:02
Thanks for article name!
Kalisha Carter
01:10:14
What ACTIONS can organizations take to practice inclusivity of vulnerable populations and communities of color both in the workforce and in the community? Upholding systems of oppression and micro-aggression have to go. They have the data, they know of the social determinants of health, they know the signs, symptoms, and how co-morbidities are factors...knowing that is not enough.
RCooper
01:14:34
Would it be helpful if we all wore masks at work and while out, since there is no "cure". And where do we go from here with respect to public schools restarting in August or so?
5Paula Brown
01:15:53
Yes. Very important wear masks while in public areas. The pandemic is driving when schools will resume.
5Paula Brown
01:18:10
Manage how you consume information.Equip yourself with information from credible, reputable sources such as the Centers forDisease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Debbie
01:21:15
can you contract coronavirus by staying home in your house with no outside visitors?
5Paula Brown
01:22:42
https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causing-covid-19-implications-for-ipc-precaution-recommendations
Kalisha Carter
01:23:17
I support everything Janet Buckner said! Thank you!
Sims-Fayola Foundation
01:23:22
This mistrust contributes to “us” not taking it seriously. This is much deeper than COVID-19! We must address the underlying issues that has led to this disproportionality in impact. The degree of impact on communities of color is not a surprise, but sad nonetheless. As our world finds a “new normal” what is our “new normal?”
5Paula Brown
01:25:39
Prepare for a 'new normal' as lockdown restrictions ease: Monday's COVID-19 WHO briefing. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/13-april-who-briefing-coronavirus-covid19-lockdown-restrictions-guidance/
Lady dude #mama mia
01:28:48
question to Tracy: will you be tracking the outcomes associated with removing many of the barriers you are removing at the moment? will we learn from these changes to determine the processes that could be instituted over time if effective?
johnjohnson
01:29:36
Will Short-Term Medical Plans be reconsidered for the State of Colorado ? This has been a great solution for many other states ?
Towanna
01:30:28
I hope that copayments go down as a result of the telemedicine.
Joanna Marks, Mission Spark
01:30:52
Can you speak to pregnant and postpartum people — are there policy changes related to their care (both generally and specifically in terms of access to mental health services)?
mallojam
01:31:51
How can we get more Physicians that are "not of color" to participate in these kinds of conversations? We need more change agents and voices of advocacy that don't look like us.
Kim
01:32:39
please say more about the telehealth services for insured and uninsured
Kalisha Carter
01:33:58
Why are hospitals looking at co-morbidities when deciding or determining who will get supportive care vs. ventilation to save their lives? African Americans have higher co-morbidities right? So it sounds like to me theres a method of institutional racism we are upholding and why the data may be so alarming high.
johnjohnson
01:38:09
There are several motels/hotels that would be open to housing people who may have symptoms. However, how can the business keep its staff for motels/hotels truly safe from exposure and protect their liability ?
Eula Adams
01:38:13
Dr. Marquardt, what can we do to help get more testing for our black community? Talk our politicians, business community, etc.
RCooper
01:39:17
Exactly!
Towanna
01:39:37
I will not be ready for a vaccine. I can tell you now.
RCooper
01:39:59
With people be asymptomatic then will we really know who has been exposed?
James Allen Davis Jr.
01:41:38
Are they exploring more types of test, I believe there is a test that they are exploring by saliva instead of the current way, are they exploring home testing kits, is that practical?
Jerry
01:42:36
After the Spanish Flu Pandemic in 1918 was their a vaccine, or did the country move on without that?
9Renee Marquardt
01:43:01
to Eula Adams: work with the local public health agencies in your areas to highlight the needs. consider being part of the governor’s task force on racial disparities
Kalisha Carter
01:44:13
AYTU Bioscience in Englewood, CO has a IgG/IgM Rapid Test to get results in 2-10 minutes. We need more testing sites and options for all residents symptomatic and asymptomatic.
9Renee Marquardt
01:45:20
Very important to be aware: those rapid tests (antibodies) are not for diagnosis.
Portia Prescott
01:45:38
My question is for Dr. Oswaldo. They say strong immune system is what is key, but Doctors are talking about preventative methods.. How can we in the community get more messaging about nutrition and foods for building the immune system. Can there be a new task for aligned with the Governor's commission to start dealing with the illnesses that are hurting Blacks can heavily e dietary and food based. Why isn't companies like Davita, partnering with Doctors and the Governor commission to message what prevents becoming a diabetic?
Eula Adams
01:47:22
I will check on the task force. I'm currently a Commissioner for CDOT and on CareerWise Colorado and I received an email earlier today from the Kate Siegel Simko of the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissioners. I'm sure she could connect me. Appreciate the suggestion.
rbouobda
01:47:27
If we have questions that remain unanswered , to whom can we direct them?
Portia Prescott
01:47:50
Eula thanks!
Eula Adams
01:48:29
Glad to get involved.
Eileen
01:48:43
The Colorado Gerontological Society has some access to helping older adults do grocery shopping for older adults. Please let members of the African American community know that we are open to accepting referrals for help. Eileen Doherty 303-333-3482
2Michelle
01:49:38
You can address additional questions to townhall@caahealth.org after tonight's session.
Sims-Fayola Foundation
01:52:22
Given that we will have a new norm and understanding the dispropotionality of access and resources, what do we do to move our community forward? Do we have the capacity, allies, the will, and the resources to initiate community responses and solutions? We should not have to succumb to what we know as our deficits and challenges when we have this kind of talent and knowledge about this virus and our challenges.
iPhoneDelois
01:52:39
Thanks Dr. Jandell Allen, your expertise as an Obgyn is welcome & appreciated👍🏾
Kalisha Carter
01:53:00
To all panelists: Is it recommended to get an influenza and pneumonia vaccine shot at this time? Flu season is almost over.
James Allen Davis Jr.
01:54:46
Yes
rbouobda
01:55:45
I would like to share that for our community located in the City and County Denver, the city has allocated resources to help with rent and utilities. They will have to call 211 and they will be directed to the appropriate agency based on their zip codes
Kalisha Carter
01:56:11
The pneumonia vaccine protects against bacterial pneumonia, not a viral pneumonia(from COVID) correct?
Nicole Shoemaker
01:57:00
Thank you all for your time. I have to sign off a bit early - and am particularly interested in recommendation actions for our immunocompromised population - sickle cell anemia individuals specifically. Thank you again.
James Allen Davis Jr.
01:58:13
They're too busy blaming each other.
mallojam
01:58:38
Are we going to see an increase of the use Chlorquine along with antibiotics as seen in China and France be used?
11Lisa Latts
01:58:46
@ Kalisha Carter - correct - the pneumonia vaccine only protects from the most common type of bacterial pneumonia
Ozy Aloziem
01:58:55
recommendations for mental health professionals of color or culturally responsive supports to mitigate the trauma & anxieties our communities are experiencing? worried about the long term mental health impacts and that further weakening physical health. how do we encourage our communities to prioritize maintaining mental as much as maintaining physical health right now?
duvallge
01:59:47
How can we have all get the test to show if antibodies have been developed? If this can be identified those people can go back to activity without risk or infection.
5Paula Brown
01:59:48
Thank you for attending our Town Hall. In case you had friends and family member who were not able to attend the live event or would like to re-watch the community conversation at your leisure, the recording can be viewed on CAA Health social media/website https://caahealth.org/covid-19/.
Sims-Fayola Foundation
01:59:49
Will you all address all the questions in a follow up summary and send out to all participants?
johnjohnson
02:00:22
PPE equipment is very scarce in communities of color for essential business (grocery stores, motels/hotels, gas stations). How can the task forces make sure these businesses are well equipped because they interact with so many people daily?
Jo Ann Shoup
02:00:41
Congrats on the grant and its aims.
Janiece Mackey
02:00:51
Thank you so much for this! appreciate yal Deidre and CAAH! get ittt:)
Rochelle’s iPhone
02:00:53
Thank you all so much for having this discussion. It has been very enlightening and hope we can use this to create future actions for our community. everyone stay safe.
James Allen Davis Jr.
02:00:59
Thank you,
SmithS2
02:01:02
Very well done!
Stacie Gilmore
02:01:04
Here are resources that we have pulled together. https://mailchi.mp/denvergov/district11-resources
rbouobda
02:01:05
Thank you.
annita
02:01:08
Thank you all for this conversation.
mallojam
02:01:12
Thank You! We appreciate this.
YOLANDA AND RICKIE
02:01:13
Thank you for doing this
Taliah Abdullah
02:01:13
Thank you all for this informative session! I'm looking forward to action items and solutions that we can all be a part of.
MHHA Admin
02:01:13
Thanks so very much for arranign this.
Kalisha Carter
02:01:13
Thank you for the time to all the experts and CAAH! Peace, love and light. Stay healtht
Colleen Church
02:01:15
Thank you Deidre. We are with you!
Debbie
02:01:15
thank you,great information
Soul 2 Soul Sisters
02:01:20
Thank you CAAH! We appreciate all you do!
Angela Davis
02:01:23
Stay safe and healthy
Towanna
02:01:24
Thank you
Portia Prescott
02:01:25
Thank you
JohnReid
02:01:25
Excellent!