COVID-19 Vaccines Equity and Access
Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics-California Chapters, invites you to attend the eighth in a series of webinars designed to inform and update the medical and public health community about the ongoing release, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.
For Program #8 we are pleased to welcome Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, Surgeon General of the State of California who will provide an update on COVID-19 vaccination in California and how the state is working to ensure equity and access in our public health response.
The conversation will be moderated by CIC Board member Dr. Jasjit Singh, Infectious
Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Dr. Pia Pannaraj, Infectious Disease Specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, Surgeon General of the State of California
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is an award-winning physician, researcher and advocate dedicated to changing the way our society responds to one of the most serious, expensive and widespread public health crises of our time: childhood trauma.
She was appointed as California’s first-ever Surgeon General by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019 and quickly became a trusted leader in the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Her career has been dedicated to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities.
She is the Founder of the Center for Youth Wellness, an organization leading the effort to advance pediatric medicine, raise public awareness, and transform the way society responds to children exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.
Dr. Burke Harris’ TED Talk, “How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across the Lifetime” has been viewed more than 7 million times. Her book “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity” was called “indispensable” by The New York Times. She is the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Heinz Award for the Human Condition.