Meetings

 

April 23, 2021

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/HMunz5KC5LM

 

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda
 
 
 
I. Welcome and Roll Call
Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

II. Greetings
Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

III. Update: Bring Back Louisiana
Mark A. Thomas, Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health
Aly Neel, Communications Director, Louisiana Department of Health
 
IV. Update – Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine
Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

V. Brainstorming Session
 
VI. Public Comments 
Dr. Sandra Brown
 
VII. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2021

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/VdTUazCF1-g

 

 

 

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call

Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

II. Greetings

Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

III. Update – Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Joseph Kanter, Interim Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Health
  • Courtney Phillips, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health
  • Aly Neel, Communications Director, Louisiana Department of Health

 

IV. Black and Essential: Relational Maintenance and Coping Strategies Among Black Populations during COVID-19 – LSU Manship School of Mass Communications

  • Jenee Slocum, Director, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs
  • David Stamps, Assistant Professor, Manship School of Mass Communication

 

V. The Lived Experience of Louisiana’s Nursing Home Administrators during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Nursing Home Subcommittee

  • Alicia Bates, (Co-Chair), Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
  • Jeanine Thomas, (Co-Chair), Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, SLCC

 

VI. LDH and Health Equity Dashboard Demo
Earl Benjamin-Robinson, Louisiana Department of Health-Office of Health Equity, Community Partnerships Deputy Director

 

VII. Update - Communications and Messaging Subcommittee
Dr. Dereck Rovaris (Co-Chair), Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, Louisiana State University

 

VIII. Update – Funding Status for the LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Louisiana Department of Revenue

 

IX. Public Comments - Dr. Sandra Brown

 

X. Adjournment

 

 

 

January 22, 2021

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/r18w6-gs2cs

 

 Executive and Subcommittee Agenda 

 

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call
Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

II. Greetings
Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

III. Update – Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine
• Dr. Joseph Kanter, Interim Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Health
• Dr. Courtney Phillips, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

IV. Update – LDH and Health Equity Dashboard
• Dr. Earl Benjamin-Robinson, Louisiana Department of Health- Office of Health Equity,
Community Partnerships Deputy Director
• Dr. Demetrius Porche (Co-Chair)
• Judy Reese Morse (Co-Chair)

V. Office of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach to Minority Communities
Dr. Earl Benjamin-Robinson

VI. Update - Communications and Messaging Subcommittee
Dr. Dereck Rovaris (Co-Chair), Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer,
Louisiana State University

VII. Update – Funding Status for the LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Louisiana Department of Revenue

VIII. Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) COVID-19 Community Survey
• Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW, CEO, LPHI
• Beth Nauman, PhD, MPH – Co-Lead
• Caitlin Canfield, MPH – Co-Lead

IX. Public Comments
Dr. Sandra Brown

X. Adjournment

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

November 20, 2020

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/HmMUKHzt1Lk

 

 

 

 Executive and Subcommittee Agenda 

 

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call
Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 
II. Greetings
Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist
 
III. Update – Louisiana Vaccine Action Collaborative
• Frank J. Welch, MD
Medical Director, Office of Public Health Immunization Program
Bureau of Community Preparedness
• Keith Ferdinand, MD
Gerald S. Berenson Chair in Preventative Cardiology, Tulane University (Member)
• Earl Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H.Sc.
Louisiana Department of Health- Office of Health Equity, Community Partnerships Deputy Director (Member)
 
IV. Special Presentation
LA CEAL:  Louisiana Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities
M. “Tonette” Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH (Principal Investigator)
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Associate Provost for the Health Sciences, Tulane University
 
V. Update – LDH and Health Equity Dashboard
• Earl Benjamin-Robinson, Dr.H.Sc. - Louisiana Department of Health- Office of Health Equity, Community Partnerships Deputy Director
• Dr. Demetrius Porche (Co-Chair)
• Judy Reese Morse (Co-Chair)
 
VI. Update - Communications and Messaging Subcommittee
Dr. Dereck Rovaris (Co-Chair)
Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, Louisiana State University
 
VII. Update - Cost of Care of COVID-19
Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson, Louisiana Department of Revenue
 
VIII. Update - National Governor’s Association
Dr. Thomas LaVeist
 
IX. Public Comments
Dr. Sandra Brown
 
X. Adjournment

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, September 25, 2020

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/bYrKbVLljsc

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call
Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

II. Greetings
Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

III. Special Presentation
Louisiana Vaccine Action Collaborative
Frank J. Welch, MD
Medical Director, Office of Public Health Immunization Program

 

IV. Special Presentation
Hospitalization and Mortality among Black Patients and White Patients with COVID- 19 – Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA
Eboni Price-Haywood, MD, MPH, FACP
Director, Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research

 

V. Update - Communications and Messaging Subcommittee Dereck Rovaris, Ph.D. (Co-Chair)
Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer Louisiana State University

 

VI. Update – Racial Disparities in Health Care Subcommittee Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH (Co-Chair)
Chief Executive Officer LSU Health Care Services

 

VII. Update on Task Force Funding Projects Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson Louisiana Department of Revenue

 

V. Public Comments Dr. Sandra Brown

 

VII. Adjournment

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, August 21, 2020

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/hqAQFOmjiJ0

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call

Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

II. Greetings

Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

III. Special Guest

Governor John Bel Edwards

 

IV. Next Steps

Secretary Kimberly Lewis Robinson

Louisiana Department of Revenue

 

V. Public Comments

Dr. Sandra Brown

 

VI. Adjournment

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, July 31, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://yhttps://youtu.be/9RUEkrRQ0BQ

 

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call 

Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff 

 

II. Greetings 

Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist 

 

III. Guest Presentations 

• Noel Brathwaite, MSPH, Ph.D. 

Director, Minority Health and Health Disparities 

Maryland Department of Health 

 

• David A Mann, Ph.D., M.D.

Epidemiologist 

Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities 

Maryland Department of Health

 

IV. Public Comments 

Dr. Sandra Brown 

 

V. Next Steps 

 

VI. Adjournment 

 

Next Meeting Date: 

LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting – August 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, July 10, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/4stBbxANCAw

 

 

I. Welcome and Roll Call 

Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff 

 

II. Greetings 

Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist 

 

III. Reports from Subcommittees: 

• COVID-19 - Health Equity Dashboard 

• COVID-19 - Communication and Messaging 

• COVID-19 - Racial Disparities in Healthcare 

 

IV. Public Comments 

Dr. Sandra Brown 

 

V. Next Steps 

 

VI. Adjournment 

 

Next Meeting Date: 

LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting – July 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, June 19, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/ciVXLP83Jl4

 

 

Welcome and Roll Call

            Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Greetings

            Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

COVID-19 Communication and Messaging Presentation – Dr. Thomas LaVeist

            Dr. Martin Johnson, Dean, LSU Manship School of Mass Communications

 

Reports from Subcommittees:

  • COVID-19 Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • COVID-19 Community Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement

 

Public Comments

            Dr. Sandra Brown

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Agenda

Friday, June 12, 2020

2 p.m.

Livestream: https://youtu.be/Y_IAOFGKdSo

 

 

 

        

Welcome and Roll Call

            Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Greetings

            Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

Reports from Subcommittees:

           COVID-19 Testing for Vulnerable and At-Risk Communities
           COVID-19 Data and Analysis
           COVID-19 in Special Populations – Nursing Home Residents
           COVID-19 in Special Populations – LA Prisons

 

Public Comments

          Dr. Sandra Brown

 

Adjournment

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive Committee Agenda

Friday, May 29, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/Y_IAOFGKdSo

 

Welcome and Roll Call

Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Greetings

Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Co-Chairs

 

Reports from Subcommittees:

  • COVID-19 Testing for Vulnerable and At-Risk Communities
  • COVID-19 Data and Analysis
  • COVID-19 in Special Populations – Nursing Home Residents
  • COVID-19 in Special Populations – LA Prisons

 

Public Comments

Dr. Sandra Brown

 

Adjournment

 

Next Meeting Date:

LA COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting – June 19, 2020 at 2 p.m.

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive Committee Agenda

Friday, May 29, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream:  https://youtu.be/J2Ha9wy8Kxs

 

Welcome and Roll Call

Katara Williams, Ph.D., Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Special Presentation

Racial Health Disparities

Anthony B. Iton, M.D., JD, MPh, 

Co-Chair COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force, Oakland California

Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities at The California Endowment

 

Special Presentation

Hospitalization and Mortality among Black Patients and White Patients with COVID-19

Eboni Price-Haywood, M.D., MPH, FACP

Subcommittee Member – Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

Physician, Primary Care and Wellness Center

Director, Center for Outcomes and Health Services Research

Director, Primary Care Research Network

Associate Professor, Ochsner Clinical School - University of Queensland

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Equity Guidelines

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to Reopening and Recovering from COVID-19

 

Budget Discussion

 

Public Comments

 

Adjournment

 

Next Meeting Date:

La COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Executive Meeting

June 5, 2020 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

LOUISIANA COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

Friday, May 22, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/24keFvZoK2o

 

Welcome and Roll Call

    Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Resilient Louisiana Commission

   Co-Chair - Terrie Sterling, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE

   Co-Chair - Sec. Don Pierson

 

Status Reports: COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Priorities

  • COVID-19 Testing for Vulnerable and At-Risk Communities
  • COVID-19 Communication and Messaging
  • COVID-19 Data and Analysis
  • COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard
  • COVID-19 in Special Populations – LA Prisons
  • COVID-19 in Special Populations- Nursing Home residents
  • COVID-19 Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • COVID-19 Community Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
  • COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Healthcare

 

Guidelines and Protocols for Louisiana COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

    Dr. Katara Williams

 

Public Comments

   Dr. Sandra Brown, Task Force Co-Chair

 

Adjournment

 

Next Meeting Date:

La COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Executive Meeting

Ma 29, 2020 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive Committee Agenda

May 8, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/IQ_z0wxZSNc

 

 Welcome and Roll Call

          Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Greetings

          Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

Special Presentation

          Health Equity Dashboard – Cornell P. Wright, MPA

          Executive Director of the North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

 

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Priorities, Goals and Deliverables Template for Reports

          Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

Public Comments

 

Next meeting

         Executive Committee Members- Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Louisiana COVID-19 HEALTH EQUITY TASK FORCE

Executive and Subcommittee Agenda

May 1, 2020

2 p.m.

 

Livestream: https://youtu.be/VSb6qpy3nR0

 

Welcome and Roll Call

            Dr. Katara Williams, Southern University System, Chief of Staff

 

Greetings and Charge of Task Force

            Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

Special Presentations

  1. COVID-19 Data for Louisiana
  2. The Skin You’re In - Thomas LaVeist

 

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Priorities

            Co-Chairs – Dr. Sandra C. Brown and Dr. Thomas LaVeist

 

Summarization of Task Force Committee Priorities

 

Structure of Sub-Committees

 

 Next meeting:

Executive Committee Members- May 8, 2020 at 2 p.m.


The meeting will be streamed live at https://youtu.be/_eV88WvrwDo.

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