Health Equity in the Age of Covid: Lessons from the Pandemic
Recorded on August 6, 2020 - Video will be available soon
Racism is the root cause of health disparities and the reason that minorities and the poor are disproportionately suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this interactive webinar dedicated to the memory of George Floyd we will explore how COVID-19 is affecting the care of minority women and their infants and discuss steps that perinatal and newborn care teams can take to achieve health equity for the mothers, infants, and families we serve by using VON Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through.
In preparation to attend, please review VON Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through.
Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through
69 Ideas for Change
VON Potentially Better Practices for Follow Through will provide a foundation for the virtual discussion during the Health Equity in the Age of Covid webinar. Please review the change ideas before the webinar to fully participate in the discussion.
We refer to improvement ideas as Potentially Better Practices rather than “better” or “best” practices to indicate that no practice is better or best until adapted, tested and shown to work in the local context.
See all Potential Better Practices in Our Responsibility to Follow Through for NICU Infants and their Families (Pediatrics, June 2020).
Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Andrew Beck, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Research Program Assistant, Family Spirit Program, Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins University
Senior Community Health Worker, Navajo Department of Health
Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH
Director of Data Science, Vermont Oxford Network
Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH
Director of Global Health, Vermont Oxford Network
Marybeth Fry, MEd
NICU Family Care Coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital
Jeffrey Horbar, MD
President, CEO, and Chief Scientific Officer, Vermont Oxford Network
Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN
Director, Office of Global Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH
Neonatologist in Chief, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Roger Soll, MD
Vice President and Director of Clinical Trials and Follow-up, Vermont Oxford Network, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Neonatal
Denise Zayack RN, BA, MPH
Senior Consultant for Quality Improvement and Education, Vermont Oxford Network
All VON COVID-19 resources are free and open to all, regardless of VON membership.