EPI's Tiffany Gary-Webb presented testimony on COVID-19 disparities and our equity response at the July 15 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on COVID-19 Health Disparities. The hearing was livestreamed on pahouse.com/live. During the hearing, a number of public health experts were each given 5-7 minutes to testify as part of one of two panels, and then members asked questions of each panel.
Representative Stephen Kinsey said he was “blown away” by Gary-Webb's presentation and the work of the Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition and plans to follow-up to discuss the coalition and connect with the Philadelphia group. He also mentioned trying to get resources for the coalition, due to the fact that the group is more organized than other groups in the state and we can serve as a model for others. The other presenters are listed below.
Director, Allegheny County Health Department
Director, Allegheny County’s Chronic Diseases and Injury Prevention Program
Senior Leader of Equity and Inclusion, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
2:30 p.m. Questions & Answers
Medical Director of the Community Asthma Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Member of the Philadelphia Board of Health
- Tiffany Gary-Webb, MHS, PhD
Associate Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health
Health Coordinator, HIAS Pennsylvania
Corey Coleman, MBA
Vice President of Community & Strategic Partnerships, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Pennsylvania
3:30 p.m. Questions & Answers
3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks