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A Matter of Trust: COVID-19 Vaccines — It’s Personal

May 12, 2021

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A Matter of Trust: COVID-19 Vaccines - Two Generations Talking

Apr 21, 2021

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The Black Equity Coalition Wants To Know More About Who’s Not Getting Vaccinated

Published May 4, 2021 at 9:15 AM EDT

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show Pt. 2

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with members of the Black Equity Coalition about the new results of a study about COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. • Apr 12, 2021

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Report Shows Racial Disparity In Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout In Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new report revealed not everyone is getting the same opportunity for the coronavirus vaccine in Allegheny County.

The Black Equity Coalition’s report says people of color are having a harder time getting the vaccine than white people. • Apr 1, 2021

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From Virus To Vaccine: COVID-19 & The Black Community (Pt. 1)

In an hour-long special, Lynne Hayes-Freeland is joined by experts from around the community about the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 vaccines, and why there is hesitation among the Black community to get vaccinated. In the first segment, Lynne Hayes explores the history of vaccinations and the Black community. Then she is joined by her panel of experts. • Feb 20, 2021

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show (Pt. I)

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and Dr. Jamil Bey of Black Equity Coalition to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for the African American community. • December 2020

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show (Pt. III)

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and Dr. Jamil Bey of Black Equity Coalition to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for the African American community. • December 2020

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WATCH: Project CommUNITY: Just Listen - A Conversation with Black Pittsburgh

Project CommUNITY: Just Listen - A Conversation with Black Pittsburgh. Because it's time for many in Pittsburgh to just listen.

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WHOLE-PERSON CARE

A July study from the University of Pittsburgh and Yale University found Blacks have been dying from Covid-19 three times more than whites, while Latinx people die at twice the rate. By Paul J. Gough • September 10, 2020

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The Black Equity Coalition Wants To Know More About Who’s Not Getting Vaccinated

May 4, 2021

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COVID Vaccine Inequity Between Black And White Allegheny County Residents Increases

By Sarah Boden • Apr 23, 2021

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show Pt. 3

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with members of the Black Equity Coalition about the new results of a study about COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. • Apr 12, 2021

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show Pt. 1

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with members of the Black Equity Coalition about the new results of a study about COVID-19 and vaccine distribution. • Apr 12, 2021

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Three community leaders who led COVID vaccine events in Pittsburgh offer ‘one step in the solution to a wholly inequitable process’

Navigating the COVID-19 vaccination scheduling site in Allegheny County is like taking an online final exam when none of the multiple-choice options is the right answer; a privileged few are wrecking the grading curve; and the entrance to the exam site is obscured for the poor, homeless, Black and Brown. • Feb 23, 2021

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COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Health Care Workers In Underserved Communities Get Vaccine To Build Trust

"Unfortunately, whenever you look at vaccination rates by race or ethnicity, you see a clear disparity." • Jan 19, 2021

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Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show (Pt. II)

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb and Dr. Jamil Bey of Black Equity Coalition to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for the African American community. • December 2020

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Health Officials Trying To Convince People To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

With vaccines on the way and distribution plans ready to go, the remaining challenge is convincing people to get the vaccine. Royce Jones has more • DEC 12, 2020

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New Pittsburgh Coalition Tackles Racial Inequities And The Pandemic

Black deaths from COVID-19 are higher than white deaths due in part to institutional racism and social impediments, such as poverty. The Pittsburgh-based Black COVID-19 Equity Coalition is a group of public health researchers, businesspeople and elected officials working to address those factors as a way to secure better health and economic outcomes for the black community during the pandemic. By SARAH BODEN • June 8, 2020

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GARY-WEBB TESTIFIES AT PA DEMOCRATIC HEALTH COMMITTEE ON BLACK COVID-19 EQUITY COALITION

THE MORNING CALL — As coronavirus cases increase in some minority communities, barriers caused by systemic racism are making it harder to provide the help those communities need, Pennsylvania doctors and public health officials said Wednesday.They were speaking at a Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on health disparities related to COVID-19. By Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb • July 15, 2020

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Brown's Viewpoint: ‘This is something you can’t walk away from’

For 36 years I have lived my life in service to the citizens of Pittsburgh. As a black CEO, I have sat in professional spaces as an intermediary in this region, pondering the purpose of our collective work. Racism remains one of the greatest impediments to our collective success. By Fred Brown • June 12, 2020

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A deficit of more than 250,000 public health workers is no way to fight Covid-19

What happens when a nation systematically cuts or underfunds its public health workforce? We are seeing an answer to that in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping across the United States. By Robin Taylor Wilson, Catherine L. Troisi, and Tiffany Gary-Webb • April 5, 2020

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Built By A Boss

By Dr. Tiffany Gary-Webb • May 17, 2020

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MASERU PARTICIPATES IN PANEL THEMED AROUND HUMAN RIGHTS AND COVID-19

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1st Annual William "Bill" Jenkins Lecture. "Systemic Racism in the Time of COVID19"

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Community Groups Take It Upon Themselves To Feed Those In Need In African American Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

“Food insecurity is not a COVID-19 issue. It’s an issue that already exists, it’s just exacerbated,” Shanon Williams said and pre-coronavirus data backs that up. One in ten Americans, one in eight Pennsylvanians, and more than one out of every five Pittsburghers struggled with food insecurity before the pandemic. By Jody DiPerna • April 28, 2020

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MASERU ADDRESSES HILL DISTRICT COMMUNITY FORUM ON COVID-19 ON SOCIAL EQUITY RESPONSES TO THE PANDEMIC

By Noble Maseru (BCHS), Director of the Center for Health Equity • May 6, 2020 

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