Hispanic people make up about 20% of the US workforce, and yet they are being vaccinated for COVID at a rate far lower than other Americans. Their rate of disease and death from COVID is disproportionately high.
Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, board president of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved says that employers have the power to improve this situation. First, understand the historical and cultural reasons behind reluctance to get vaccinated. Second, make vaccination accessible. Third, use trusted sources of information: notably those in white coats: doctors, nurses and public health workers.
The conversation with Felix Nunez is available in three formats. Access each format by clicking below.
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a transdisciplinary membership network uniting clinicians, advocates and organizations in the shared mission of improving health equity for the underserved. It provides professional education, training, technical assistance, and clinical tools and programs to thousands of clinicians and organizations each year.
The Association maintains a curated set of resources about Covid-19 located here.