AAPCHO and COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases Health Equity Response Network (CHERN) hosted a four-part learning series designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, and other clinical staff.


  • Wednesday, August 17 – COVID-19 Clinical Care Updates from Infectious Disease Society of America 
    • Learning Objective:
      • Identify and use relevant, timely, and culturally appropriate resources available on the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network website when planning for and providing COVID-19 care.
    • Speakers
      • Maria Sundaram MSPH, PhD – Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health in the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
      • Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH – City of St. Louis Missouri
      • Varun Kishor Phadke, MD – Emory University School of Medicine
  • September 14 – Promising Practices for Outreach and Support for Elders
    • Learning Objective:
      • Explore alternative and promising practices to support and provide care to A/AA and NH/PI Elder communities.
    • Speakers
      • Ben Wang, Director of Special Initiatives – Asian Health Services (Oakland, CA)
      • Nabin Oli, Care Coordinator – Kokua Kalihi Valley (Honolulu, HI)
      • Shaoling Hu, LCSW, Director of Social Work – Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (New York, NY)
      • Yajie Zhu, EdD, MA, MCHES, Director of Health Education – Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (New York, NY)
  • Wednesday, September 28 – Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Key Takeaways for Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Recognize strategies learned from COVID-19 pandemic to address alternate public health emergencies.
      • Understand how to talk about the differences between Monkeypox and COVID-19 to patients and clinical staff.
      • Identify resources to support clinical response to Monkeypox outbreaks. 
    • Speakers
      • Anthony Fortenberry, RN, MSN, NEA-BC (he/him), Chief Nursing Officer – Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
        • Addressing syndemic public health crises
        • Outreach, messaging, and advocacy strategies for priority communities
        • Health equity lens for initiatives and workflows
      • Chia Wang, MD (she/her), Infectious Disease Consultant – International Community Health Services (Seattle, WA)
        • Infectious disease prevention and control
        • Clinical considerations, workflows, and protocols
        • Additional insights from clinical perspective
  • Wednesday, October 19 – Health Center Preparations for Clinical Care after the End of the Public Health Emergency
    • Learning Objective:
      • Discuss health center impacts and strategies for protecting work after the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.
    • Speakers
      • Emmanuel Kintu, D.Mgt, MBA, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director – Kalihi Palama Health Center 
        • Steps beyond the end of the Public Health Emergency
        • Clinic level preparations and patient-centered considerations
        • Strategies for working with health departments
      • Erin Prendergast, MPH, Deputy Director, Federal and State Policy, National Association for Community Health Centers
        • Unwinding of the Public Health Emergency
        • Impacts on Health Centers and services
        • Advocacy strategies for working with state officials


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