At a time when there is so much to deal with, the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has taken a toll on both the emotional and physical well-being of people. To address these issues, among others, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar titled, “Building Healthy Communities: COVID-19 and Equity in NH” on August 6, 2020.
The webinar is a joint effort of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and the Protect Our Care New Hampshire. The online event will be open to the public, where they can be a part of a discussion about health disparities in New Hampshire.
It is a well-known fact now that the U.S. has been the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with the maximum number of people infected and died. Considering the fact, the webinar will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Hampshire’s communities of color with Concord in particular.
Officials from the New Hampshire Office of Health Equity, the Division of Public Health Services, and the Brandeis Institute on Assets and Social Policy would be part of the webinar, who will share and discuss the data to provide a better understanding of the implications of the pandemic.
Also, there will be guest panelists, including Trinidad Tellez, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Director of Office of Health Equity, Kirsten Durzy, New Hampshire DHHS’ Evaluator of Division of Public Health Services, and Jessica Santos, Brandeis University’s Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy.
A wide range of topics related to COVID-19 will be covered and discussed in the webinar. The experts will try to explore factors responsible for health disparities in the state, their impact on community health, and how the Concord community can address them.
Now since New Hampshire has started to come out of the lockdown phase, it is geared toward reviving its economy and committed toward building a healthy community.
Those interested can join the webinar on August 6, 2020, at 2-3 p.m. via Zoom. The webinar is mostly Q&A based and will provide participants a chance to ask experts questions about COVID-19, health disparities, and its impact on the Concord community.