The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will present the third webinar in what is now planned as a 5-month series focused on sharing insights, creative approaches, and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian people to promote health equity in the time of COVID 19. Please join us for the next in this series on Sept 16 with Dr. Sharon McDonnell, DHHS consultant and Charles Mugabe, facilitated by Dr. Lisa Letourneau, ME DHHS Senior Advisor for Health System Change.
Please join us for a conversation with…
· Sharon McDonnell MD, MPH – Epidemiologist & consultant to ME DHHS COVID-19 - Community care to support Isolation and Quarantine
· Charles Mugabe – COVID-19 Project Coordinator (Ethnically-Based Community Organizations liaison w/ State of Maine), Catholic Charities of Maine
The conversation will include information on the value of community care to support affected individuals’ participation in isolation and quarantine. In addition, we will describe how to make referrals and access support services for individuals who have been tested and/or confirmed to have COVID-19, as well as close contacts and persons under investigation. We will also provide a brief overview of Maine’s contact tracing program, outline what social services or community care services are available, and describe the importance of working with cultural brokers and lessons learned in this work to date.