Online ECHO Clinic | June 10, 2020
Presentation Titles: Effective Community Messaging and Resources for COVID-19 | Clinical Update
Effective and timely health communication has become vital as the public health and medical communities work to stop the spread of COVID-19 through Indian Country. In this presentation, experts from the United South and Eastern Tribes, Johns Hopkins’ Center for American Indian Health, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, share their community messaging strategies and provide numerous examples and resources. Then, Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, shares a COVID-19 clinical update.
Christy Duke, MPH, is the Senior Epidemiologist for the United South and Eastern Tribes.
Kristin Lake Masten, MPH, is the Curriculum Director for the Johns Hopkins’ Center for American Indian Health.
Stephanie Craig Rushing, PhD, MPH, is a Project Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board.
Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.
Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner for Cherokee Nation Health Services. Mrs. Essex works in the Infectious Diseases Department, where she is the coordinator for the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Elimination program. She assists in the maintenance of general infectious diseases clinical services, as well as the provision of medical care for patients accessing HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases-related services.
United South and Eastern Tribes
John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
- COVID-19 Materials for Tribal Use
- A children’s storybook – Our smallest warriors, our strongest medicine: Overcoming COVID-19
- Facebook Page
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board