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The 2020 CUE Annual Membership Meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of the meeting, we will be holding 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.

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy during COVID-19: The Role of Consumer and Patient Advocates

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Register here!

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 will:

  • discuss health equity considerations pertinent to vaccine distribution;
  • suggest evidence-based methods for vaccine education; and
  • review 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