COVID-19 brings new health, economic and social crises on a daily basis. These crises especially affect lower-income, ethnic minority communities with job loss, food insecurity, and poorer access to health care. Information overload and cultural and linguistic gaps in information exacerbate anxiety, confusion, and uncertainty. National conversations underscore the growing need for mental health and emotional supports for individuals, families and providers across all populations.
NNED partner organizations across the country have rapidly pulled together—demonstrating collective strength, innovation, and new partnerships—to address the particular needs of their residents. Their efforts to reduce the anxiety and mental health stressors associated with COVID-19 expand the capacities of local healthcare systems to care for diverse populations.
This NNED Virtual Roundtable series will highlight issues associated with COVID-19, including:
- Unique experiences of individuals in underserved communities;
- Strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health information; and
- Specific actions taken by select NNED communities to deliver high-impact and easy to implement approaches that support behavioral health needs.
Join the first session in this two-part series to learn about actionable and accessible strategies that diverse communities are initiating to move through these difficult times. Save the date for part two on May 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT!
Current Confirmed Panelists:
- Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
- Candice LeBlanc
- Denise Octavia Smith
- Griselda Villalobos, CSW, PhD, LCSW
- Maria Covernali
- Sudarshan Pyakurel
- Tonia Thompson, EdD
Learn more about the Panelists: https://nned.net/6657/
NOTE: Due to the substantial interest in this Virtual Roundtable, the number of attendees able to join live may be limited by the platform. A recording will be sent to all who register.