Please sign up, share, and attend this important discussion promoting #VaccineConfidence in communities. It will take all of us, especially the power of nursing, to garner public confidence in the COVID vaccine. Here is an opportunity to find out what we can do, as nurses working across the country, to use our leverage as trusted, credible messengers to participate in the most important public health initiative in our lifetime. Public safety and public health has never been more precarious, especially in our most under resourced communities. Nursing can participate in promoting health equity through education and breaking through barriers to care in communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID19.
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According to a December poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, over 1/4 of respondents overall say that it’s likely they will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, 33% of essential workers and 29% of those who work in health care delivery express hesitancy as well. Worries about safety and misinformation about side effects, lack of trust because of political influence or the race to development seem to be the primary reasons given. This webinar will provide a grounding in the facts about the current vaccines and a discussion by a panel on their experiences and work with communities in providing public health information.
- Identify science-verified facts about the development, effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines
- Describe reasons for hesitancy and why individuals and communities may have specific concerns and mistrust
- Explain ‘best practices’ in providing accurate information to communities
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Nursing
New York, NY
Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing. As Editor-in-Chief, she’s led award-winning projects and series that have increased nurses’ awareness of important professional and social justice issues, enhanced curriculum, and provided evidence for policy change. Her work in advancing standards for nursing publications was recognized in 2016 by the International Academy of Nursing Editors with the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership and in 2017, she was awarded The Nightingale Initiative for Global Health Advocacy in Action Award for excellence in promoting nursing scholarship. Author of several book chapters and numerous articles in AJN and other journals, she’s an “author-in-residence” for Nurse Author and Editor, an online journal. Her editorials in AJN have received six Clarion awards from the Association of Women in Communications.
New York, NY
Barbara Glickstein, MPH, MS, RN, Principal of Barbara Glickstein Strategies, is a public health nurse and media strategist. She’s a strategist for Carolyn Jones Productions on the documentaries, The American Nurse, Defining Hope, and In Case of Emergency. Glickstein was co-PI for the Woodhull Revisited Project that found today’s nurses are used as sources in only 2% of health news stories (Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2018). She is one of the lead authors of a qualitative study of journalists’ experiences with using nurses as sources (American Journal of Nursing, 2018). Glickstein was selected to participate in Take the Lead’s 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism in 2019. In 2009, she was a fellow at The Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Women’s Voices Program. Glickstein produced HealthCetera, a podcast that provided evidence-based health news, analysis, and commentary. She was Director of Communications, Media Projects at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing. Glickstein serves on the Board of Project Kesher, a global Jewish feminist women’s advocacy organization. Twitter @Bglickstein
Chief Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Chief Medical Officer, COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force
CAPT, US Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Amanda Cohn, MD currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of the National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. She previously served as the Deputy Director of NCIRD’s Immunization Services Division. Dr. Cohn came to the CDC in 2004 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and joined the Meningitis and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch in 2006, where she focused on prevention and control meningococcal disease, both domestically and internationally. She is board certified in pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She obtained her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts.
University of California – Los Angeles
Kristen Choi, PhD, MS, RN, is an assistant professor of nursing and public health at UCLA. In summer 2020, Dr. Choi participated in the Pfizer/BioNTech phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial. She wrote about her experience in the trial in an article in JAMA Internal Medicine, which was widely covered by mainstream national and international news media, and radio and television appearances on major outlets including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and NBC. In her role at UCLA, Dr. Choi studies health services and policy approaches to mental health, trauma, and violence among vulnerable populations. As both a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Choi maintains a clinical practice as a registered nurse at a safety net psychiatric hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. She addresses child behavioral health from individual, family, system, and policy levels in her research and is committed to improving the mental and physical health of children and communities.
RWJF Health Policy Fellow Alumni
First Vice President, National Black Nurses Association, Inc
State College, PA
Sheldon D. Fields PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN is associate dean for equity and inclusion at Penn State University – College of Nursing. He is also founder and CEO of “The S.D.F Group, LLC”, which is a health innovation consultant company (www.thesdfgrp.com). He has 29 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, researcher, clinician, administrator, consultant, health policy specialist, and entrepreneur. Dr. Fields is a well-known and respected HIV/AIDS prevention research scientist with a focus on young men of color. He is a lifetime member of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc (NBNA), currently serves as the associations national first Vice President and chairs its Health Policy and Research committees. He is the founding president of the Greater New York City Chapter of NBNA. He is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Academy of Nursing. He is an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Adjunct Professor, Hunter College –Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York Founder of the EMES Initiative
New York, NY
New Jersey State Licensed Health Officer
Licensed Home Health Aide Instructor
Policy & Legislation Chair, National Association of Hispanic Nurses-New Jersey Chapter
North Bergen, NJ