Advancing health equity within communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 — and getting the facts straight about reasons for hesitancy over receiving vaccines — are priority issues for government policy influencers and health care organization leaders.

In a new blog post, Joy Lewis, AHA senior vice president of health equity strategies and executive director of the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, shares how participants in yesterday’s virtual workshop by The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 are approaching these issues and what they are doing to ensure inclusivity during the current vaccine rollout.

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