Hope For Three is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime, free opportunity for an Inclusive Public Health Communication Workshop Series sponsored by The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Presenting hosts include Dr. Neecey Hudson, Ph.D. (Hood Medicine Initiative), Dr. Emily Hotez, Ph.D., and Asal Bastani (UCLA Health / UC-LEND / Neurodiversity Health Chats).
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The live Zoom workshops are 2 pm – 3 pm CST.
Please save the dates for each workshop: May 2nd, June 6th, and July 11th.
Following every workshop, a certificate of completion is provided to each participant.
Please feel free to share and encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity to become an effective health messenger for our disadvantaged and disabled communities.
The more people know, the more they will do!
Learn more about Dr. Emily Hotez, Ph.D.
Dr. Emily Hotez, Ph.D. is a project lead that seeks to promote vaccine confidence in the disability community during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a developmental researcher and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA. She currently serves on the leadership team of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) and has extensive experience developing and executing participatory projects with trainees/new investigators, working on interdisciplinary teams, and translating research findings for diverse audiences.
During the pandemic, she has published for both research and lay audiences on the issues of disabilities, COVID-19, and vaccination accessibility and equity. As a researcher and sibling to her autistic sister, Dr. Hotez is committed to carrying out projects that adapt a neurodiversity-oriented lens toward health promotion.
Supported by an AUCD-CDC Dissemination Innovation Mini-grant, students, and trainees from UCLA and LA COVID volunteers conducted a stakeholder engagement strategy to inform communication and dissemination efforts to promote vaccine confidence. Since May 2021, students have been interviewing individuals with disabilities and their families, direct service providers, and public health experts to understand strategies for promoting COVID-19 vaccine uptake and access and overall health and well-being for the disability community. They subsequently advanced a social media strategy-under guidance from Hood Medicine- to disseminate their findings and engage the community. This four-part workshop series webinar will focus on insights gleaned from these efforts.