Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

COVID-19 Conversations within Black/Brown Minority Communities: A stakeholder and pyschoeducation approach using Zoom/Facebook live

Williams, M. S., Myers, A. K., Patel, V. H., Marrast, L., Maria, N. I., Marino, J., Pekmezaris, R.

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Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Economic Stability
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes a stakeholder approach for implementing, evaluating, and sharing lessons learned from COVID-19 Conversations, a program developed and delivered virtually by researchers and academics at Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY. The program’s goal was to address the mental, physical, and psychosocial needs of community members. The program used Zoom/ Facebook Live to deliver 15- interactive discussions on topics ranging from health education on COVID-19 and mental health to resources for unmet social needs. Priority areas for discussion were based on responses from surveys distributed through their community networks. A total of 151 individuals completed the survey and identified priority areas for discussion. This interprofessional, cross-sector collaboration highlights the importance of public health interventions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through easy online access and culturally relevant community education and outreach.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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