The 2021 CUE Annual Membership Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, July 22, 2021 and Friday, July 23, 2021 from 12:00PM ET to 4:00PM ET. Click here to register today!
The 2020 CUE Annual Membership Meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of the meeting, we held virtual sessions on consumer advocacy and health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to check this space for the latest updates, or follow CUE at @United4Evidence!
Registration is free! Please note that all CUE member organizations are highly encouraged to send at least one representative to the virtual workshop. It is because of the R13 Large Conference Grant (Grant #HS26675-03) provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), that these sessions are able to take place.
Achieving Health Equity for Older Black Men: Goalposts for Beyond the Pandemic
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 2:00pm-2:45pm ET
Dr. Roland Thorpe, Jr., PhD (Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) is the Director of the Program for Research on Men's Health at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. Dr. Thorpe leads the Black Men's Health Survey, a National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities-funded project that assesses the health status, health behavior, and health-seeking behavior of Black men across their life course. Dr. Thorpe will:
- discuss the impact of COVID-19 on older Black men and its broader implications on health equity; and
- provide guidance on how patient/consumer organizations may navigate the post-COVID-19 landscape regarding health equity for older Black men.
Dr. Thorpe has been interviewed by many media outlets regarding his work, including ProPublica (link). Follow him on Twitter: @RolandJThorpe
Registration is free! Please note that all CUE member organizations are highly encouraged to send at least one representative to the virtual workshop. It is because of the R13 Large Conference Grant (Grant #HS26675-03) provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), that this virtual workshop is able to take place.
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy during COVID-19: The Role of Consumer and Patient Advocates
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
Dr. Rupali Limaye, PhD, MPH (Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) is an expert in vaccine behavior and decision-making. As the United States continues to make strides in vaccine distribution, patient and consumer health advocacy organizations have a crucial public health role in bolstering vaccine confidence. Dr. Limaye led a webinar in which she:
- discussed health equity considerations pertinent to vaccine distribution;
- suggested evidence-based methods for vaccine education; and
- reviewed the public health role of community leaders and health advocacy organizations in increasing vaccine confidence among patients/consumers.
Dr. Limaye has been interviewed by many media outlets regarding her work, including the New York Times (link). \
Watch the recorded session at the following link: https://youtu.be/tvOVWeXxTZs
Keeping Our Focus on Science: Navigating the Landscape of Science Communication
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
Co-facilitators Dr. Sherrie Wallington (Assistant Professor, George Washington School of Nursing) and Mr. Bill Vaughan (Board member, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; Steering Committee Co-Chair, CUE) led an interactive session that:
- examined the current state of science in the United States as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- discussed equitable communication strategies for health advocacy organizations who translate health and scientific evidence for constituents.
Watch the recorded session at the following link: https://youtu.be/5tJI5Y9hDcc