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APH to host conversation about Covid-19 and the African American community

Friday, July 17, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Public Health will hold a Facebook Live conversation this Saturday to address Covid-19 in the Black community, which has been disproportionately affected by the virus. Organizers are asking African American attendees to complete a survey before the event to help the city identify ways to ease the impacts of Covid-19 on the community and address long-term challenges with public health. According to a press release from the city, “APH Director Stephanie Hayden will moderate the event. Conversation leaders will include Priscilla Hale, executive director of allgo; Jacqueline Smith Francis, health educator for the SAFE Alliance; Daryl Horton, pastor for Mt. Zion Baptist Church and chair of the African American Resource Advisory Commission; and Dr. Jeffree James, internal medicine physician at Austin Medical Clinic.” The discussion will take place on Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Find more information on Facebook.

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