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Dept of Public Health COVID-19 Community Impact Survey: upcoming community partner webinars

Looking forward to those of you who are able to join us tomorrow, 10 AM - 11ish - for the SNAP Coalition meeting (see Vicky Negus email).  
We are passing on information from the Department of Public Health (DPH) about a COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. There are two webinars next week to help you understand how your organization can help disseminate the survey to people in the community 
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From: MassHealth.Innovations (EHS) <>
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Subject: COVID-19 Community Impact Survey: community partner webinars
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health needs your help supporting communities impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Join this webinar to learn how you can help disseminate a survey so that findings can be used to shine a light on where help is needed most. 
COVID-19 COMMUNITY IMPACT SURVEY: Join us either Wednesday September 9th or Thursday September 10th:
Wednesday, September 9, 1:00-2:00 PM. Register here:
Thursday, September 10, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. Register here:
Topic: Learn about the purpose of the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey, and how you can help engage your community.
Description: Communities of color and other marginalized groups have historically been underserved, thereby suffering health consequences of systemic racism, and experiencing disproportionate impacts related to COVID-19. MA-DPH is committed to better serving these communities by learning about their experiences directly through this survey. The survey is intended for anyone over the age of 14 living in Massachusetts with emphasis on reaching those populations who may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 such as people of color and other marginalized populations such as older adults.
Audience for webinar: Any community organization or community member interested in learning more about the survey, how it can be useful to them and how they can help engage their communities around taking the survey.
Presenters: Lauren Cardoso, Epidemiologist, Office of Statistics and Evaluation, Nicole Daley, Director, Division of Violence and Injury Prevention and Ben Wood, Director, Division of Community Health Planning and Engagement (Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
1. Understand the need for the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey
2. Understand how the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey will be used and how it can be useful to you
3. Understand how to engage your community around the survey
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