FIU-RCMI Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Townhall Cohosted By City of Miami
The FIU-RCMI Community Engagement Core has been awarded a $199,998 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), as a research supplement to the FIU-RCMI. The project, “Enhancing COVID-19 Vaccine Health Literacy among Underrepresented Minority (URM) Communities,” focuses on community-partnered efforts to develop, design, and host a series of Virtual Townhall Meetings to promote COVID-19 vaccine health literacy among Under Represented Minority (URM) groups to reduce vaccine hesitancy.
On March 24, 2021 in partnership with the City of Miami, the FIU-RCMI hosted its second Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Townhall. The event included a special opening message from Mayor Francis X. Suarez. In his remarks during the townhall, the mayor extolled the support of the FIU-RCMI faculty and staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, “…In the history of the city … we have not had to confront a health crisis of this magnitude and I am very blessed, not only to be an FIU graduate, but to have had the full and unconditional support of FIU and particularly Dr. Mary Jo Trepka and her entire team, who were just indispensable in their advice and statistical analyses.”
To see recordings of the Virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Townhall cohosted by City of Miami as well as our townhalls with other community partners, please click here.