Chamber to host webinar addressing health disparity in NH

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Guest speaker panel for the Greater Concord Chamber's Building Healthy Communities: COVID-19 and Equity in NH webinar. CONCORD, NH (July 2020) – The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce invites members and the public to attend a complimentary webinar on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 2-3 p.m. via Zoom. Presented in partnership with Protect Our Care NH, Building Healthy Communities: COVID-19 and Equity in NH will open up an important conversation about health disparity in New Hampshire.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting various communities across the country and New Hampshire in different ways. During this webinar, representatives from the  New Hampshire Office of Health Equity  (OHE), the  Division of Public Health Services  (DPHS), and the  Brandeis Institute on Assets and Social Policy  (IASP) will share compelling data about the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Hampshire’s communities of color.

Guest panelists Trinidad Tellez, MD, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Director of Office of Health Equity, Kirsten Durzy, MPH, NH DHHS’ Evaluator of Division of Public Health Services, and Jessica Santos, PhD, Brandeis University’s Director of Community-Engaged Research at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, will break down the numbers so that we may better understand their implications. As the state rebuilds its economy and works to make New Hampshire a safe and welcoming place for all its residents, building the health of communities impacts the economic health of everyone, as well as the future economic vitality of the state.

A large portion of the webinar is reserved for Q&A — the audience is encouraged to come prepared with questions. Join the discussion and learn why health disparities exist, how they impact everyone and what we can do as a community to begin to address them so that everyone in New Hampshire has the same opportunity to be healthy and thrive.

Attendees must register in advance to attend this complimentary webinar. Those not familiar with attending live online events can prepare by reading the Chamber's " Tips for joining a Zoom webinar " blog. Additional questions may be directed to Bryanna Marceau at bmarceau@concordnhchamber.com.

Incorporated in 1919, New Hampshire's state capital chamber of commerce—the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce— develops economic opportunities, strengthens the business climate, and enhances quality of life in the Capital region. One of the largest chambers in the state, it is deeply invested in the local community and dedicated to shaping competitive economic development strategy, advocating for policies and projects that benefit the region, and promoting Concord as a culturally vibrant visitor destination. For more information please visit  ConcordNHChamber.com .

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