The White House COVID-19 Response Team recently hosted a series of community conversations in Jacksonville regarding the coronavirus pandemic. These events were a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s week-long Community Confidence Visits to encourage vaccinations in cities across the South. White House Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity Dr. Cameron Webb led a community roundtable at Impact Church to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and food insecurity with community leaders. In the afternoon, he visited a local barbershop that also serves as a vaccination site. In addition, Rep. Lawson’s office, Dr. Webb and Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, led a back to school and youth vaccination roundtable at the Jacksonville Urban League.
The Community Confidence Visits aim to take a systemic approach to community conversations about COVID-19 and the vaccines that focus on the interrelatedness between COVID-19 and other longstanding social determinants of health, including housing, education, mental health, and food insecurity.
Shown standing at the Impact Church roundtable moderating the conversation of local community leaders is U.S. Rep Al lawson’s office District Director Kortney Wesley.