COVID-19 Black Equity Coalition and PA Dept of Health townhall

COVID-19 Townhall: Where do we stand? How to protect yourself and your community

Join the Black Equity Coalition and the PA Department of Health, Office of Health Equity to discuss COVID-19 in a townhall setting.

  1. Opening Prayer and Scripture Reading
    1. Rev. Snyder – Pastor, Bethel A.M.E. Church
  2. Welcome – 10 minutes
    1. BEC – Fred Brown, The Forbes Funds
    2. DOH – Dr. Debra Bogen, ACHD or David Saunders PADOH Office of Health Equity
    3. PBEOC – State Representative Ed Gainey
  3. Efficacy Presentation – 20 minutes
    1. Dr. Khadijah Mitchell. Lafayette University
  4. Mitigation Presentation – 5 minutes
    1. BEC – Dr. Jewell Scott, University of Pittsburgh
  5. Panel Discussion – 30 minutes
    1. Allegheny County Councilwoman Liv Bennett
    2. Father Paul Abernathy, Neighborhood Resilience Project
    3. Dr. Christopher Conti, Connected Health & Pastor, Emmanuel Church
    4. Dr. Shannah Tharp-Gilliam, Homewood Children’s Village
    5. Jerrel Gilliam, Light of Life Ministries
  6. Closing Prayer
    1. Dr. Jerome Gloster, Primary Health Care Services & Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church


About The Black Equity Coalition (BEC)
The Black Equity Coalition is a group of physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, social scientists, government officials, community funders, and beyond who maintain a commitment to addressing institutional racism and structural impediments that primarily impact the most resilient communities.

The fast-moving organization formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has further illuminated gaps in racial equity, disparate health outcomes, and economic stability, among many other things. In less than a year, the BEC has adapted quickly to address the needs of resilient Black community members across the region and the State of Pennsylvania at Large.


Mar 10 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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