Indian Country Today – Joint op-ed in response to Dr. Bruce Davidson’s op-ed, ‘Native communities should avoid the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for now’
AASTEC, Kevin English, DrPH,Director Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Abigail Echo-Hawk,Director Urban Indian Health Institute Nick Hill, MPH,Director Data Coordinating Unit & Lead Epidemiologist, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center United South and Eastern Tribes Tribal Epidemiology Center German Gonzalez, M.D., M.P.H., FACE.Director Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center – Medical Epidemiologist, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council INC. Victoria Warren-Mears, PhD, RDN,Director Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Tribal Epidemiology Center March 12, 2021
United South and Eastern Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Center, with Imani Ransby, MPH
You’re about to meet Imani Ransby, with the United South and Eastern Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Center. The United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) is just one of 12 partner Tribal Epidemiology Centers. Imani started working at USET in January 2020 as a Staff Epidemiologist in the Tribal Health and Program Support department. On this episode, you’ll learn about Imani’s journey into public health and USET through my interview.
Indian Country Today – How is the Indian health system doing on vaccine distribution? “We’re doing better than most states and counties in the country,” said Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle.
(CNN) – Native people have been disproportionately hit by Covid-19, experiencing higher rates of infection, hospitalization and death than White people in the US. But when it comes to vaccine administration, tribal health providers are often outpacing counties and states.