4-Part CAPS/PRC Town Hall Series -- Laying Foundations of Trust: Moving Towards Health Equity
This 4-part CAPS/DPS Town Hall series will explore core social and behavioral aspects of trust and engagement with public health measures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye towards lessons from HIV work, in order to stimulate programmatic and research agendas that promote health equity.
Session 4: Of Hesitancy and Harm Reduction
This set of presentations and discussion will focus on the need to “reach people where they are” with respect to promotion of public health guidance, for example, by understanding vaccine hesitancy as it relates to medical mistrust, and by engaging the debate between public health absolutism and harm reduction in the COVID context.
Speaker: Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA