Health Gap Community:
Welcome to our May 8 Friday update! Please stay up to date on the latest issues around COVID-19 and its impact on our neighborhoods by visiting covid19communtiyresources.com. For this week’s update, we have details about our 5th Virtual Town Hall this Saturday, and some exciting details about new Health Gap partnerships with Cincinnati Public Schools and the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.
Here’s hoping you continue to stay safe, look out for each other and have a peaceful weekend.
Renee Mahaffey Harris,
Health Gap President & CEO
Join Us for Virtual Town Hall #5 on Mental Health During COVID-19
Please join us for our 5th Virtual Town Hall event on Saturday, May 9 at 4:00pm hosted by the Center for Closing the Health Gap. Cincinnati City Councilmember Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney will moderate a panel of leaders and health experts in an interactive Q&A about mental health during the pandemic. Tune in via phone, Zoom or Facebook Live. This week’s panelists include:
For login information or to listen to recordings of our previous Town Halls, visit www.covid19communityresources.com .
Cincinnati Public Schools Partner with Health Gap
CPS and the Health Gap have teamed up on a new television programming collaboration to help our students stay engaged and active while they miss critical classroom time. Our joint team will include Priya Joshi, Lauren Hardin, Rhyanne Mcdade and Vashti Rutledge, and the program will include:
New Wellness Videos in Partnership with the CRC
The Health Gap is excited to partner with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission on a brand new series of wellness videos. Check out the first in a series of 3 sessions about MINDFUL MOMENTS with Dr. Calisha Brooks, Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant at this link: https://youtu.be/d_YXvSVB2fA
Let’s Talk Cincy & The Enquirer
WLWT’s “Let’s Talk Cincy” devoted its most recent episode to the coronavirus’ impact on the African-American community. Featuring our own Town Hall experts and Health Gap CEO Renee Mahaffey Harris, the episode looks at the factors behind why African-Americans are disproportionately affected by the virus. Click here to check out the story.
The Cincinnati Enquirer also ran an extensive story about the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. Click to read Coronavirus in Ohio: Making African Americans aware of health risks as local cases rise.