UF HealthStreet Hosts Town Hall Meeting


UF HealthStreet is hosting a national Our Community, Our Health town hall meeting to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 virus on rural and urban communities and to help dispel misinformation about the current vaccines.

Sponsored by the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of epidemiology and the UF College of Medicine, an expert panel will discuss the current standard of care, initiatives being implemented to distribute the vaccine and the availability of FDA-authorized vaccines for COVID-19. Panelists will also examine disparities of health care availability and the importance of building trust in the communities in which they serve.


Moderator: Sonja Rasmussen, M.D., M.S., professor, UF departments of pediatrics and epidemiology.


Tracy Battaglia, M.D., associate professor, departments of medicine and epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, director of the Women’s Health Unit.

Lori Carter-Edwards, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor, Public Health Leadership Program, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology and health behavior UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Michael Gutter Ph.D., associate dean for extension, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Cyd Lacanienta, M.S.W., associate director, Stakeholder Engagement Community Collaboration Core, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28


UF HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL via livestream at https://ufl.zoom.us/s/92084509110

Please RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Xouik4


For more information, contact Brittany Lynch at [email protected] or at 352-294-4871.

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