Webinar, 3/24: COVID-19, Health Disparities, and Solutions in Black Communities – Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

There is clear evidence that Black communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and, historically, have been marginalized in health care where they receive unequal treatment. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, issues of access, trust, cultural humility, community outreach, and racial equity will need to be prioritized. This panel will explore the role that social work, health care, public health, community organizations, and policy can play in addressing these health inequities – related to COVID-19 and beyond.

1.5 free continuing education credits are available for social workers licensed in Massachusetts, after completion of a brief quiz. This event is free and open to the public. Please register below to receive access Zoom access information. 


Linda Sprague MartinezLinda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D, Chair of Macro Practice and Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Elaine Nsoesie, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Cassandra PierreCassandra Pierre, MD, MPH, MSc. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director of Public Health Programs, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Boston Medical Center

Denise SmithDenise Octavia Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers

Ellie Zambrano, MSW, LICSW, Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health (moderator)