Building Capacity and Reaching Hardest Hit Communities to Combat COVID-19

On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Germaine Smith-Baugh, president and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., talks about combating the COVID-19 pandemic through testing, vaccinations and education within the community, which include people hardest hit by the pandemic. Smith-Baugh also shares ways for hospital and health systems to address vaccine uptake and access issues for people of color.


 

Read key take aways from this podcast below. 

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