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Webinar: COVID-19 – A Spotlight on Overcoming Diversity-Related Health Disparities

January 15, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Penn State Health is presenting a webinar titled “COVID-19: A Spotlight on Overcoming Diversity-Related Health Disparities.”

Registration is required, with a Zoom link to be provided to registered participants in advance of the event.

Register online here

Join us for the inaugural virtual roundtable addressing diversity as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants include Penn State Health medical experts and community leaders along with moderator Lynette Chappell Williams, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Penn State Health. The discussion will address:

  • How disparate populations have been affected since the start of the pandemic
  • Barriers to care for minority patients
  • An overview of the current COVID-19 vaccines
  • Fears about vaccination
  • Ways that communities and health organizations can come together to encourage vaccine adoption

The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is hosting this event to shine a light on how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected minority populations in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lancaster counties. The office’s goal is to work toward a collective commitment to helping these populations achieve greater equity in health care.

Those with questions or who require accommodation of a disability to participate should email


January 15
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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