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Demystifying Vaccine Skepticism Among Direct Care Workers

Just over half of all front-line health care workers have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these workers, home health professionals are the least vaccinated, as reported in a recent article by Home Health Care News. Why? Vaccine skepticism is a pressing challenge faced by many home health agencies across the nation - keeping critical workers from helping the most vulnerable population. Join us as we hear from Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, a recognized epidemiologist and frequent CNN contributor on issues of vaccine skepticism and how vaccine perceptions are influenced. She will be joined by David Rosales EVP and Chief Strategy at VNSNY who will share how VNSNY has successfully rolled out the vaccine to thousands of their care workers. You will takeaway actionable strategies to engage your caregiver workforce in this important initiative!

About our speakers
Helen Adeosun
CEO and Founder, CareAcademy
Helen Adeosun is the CEO and Founder of CareAcademy. She has built a career driving outcomes for adult learners and finding meaningful ways for them to engage in learning. She launched CareAcademy to unite cutting-edge education strategies with the unique needs of the historically underserved caregiver community. Adeosun has previously worked with Pearson Education, Teach for America, and the Boston Public Schools. She was named to the 2020 Fortune 40 Under for 40 list and serves on the board of the Caregiver Action Network. Adeosun earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Politics and Arabic Studies and holds an EdM. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.
David Rosales
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, VNSNY
David Rosales is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the nation’s largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization. Appointed to his position in June 2018, Mr. Rosales oversees VNSNY’s Strategic Program Development, Performance and Innovation, Government Programs Management, and Government Grants functions. Mr. Rosales holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Mati Hlatshwayo Davis
MD, MPH
A leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Hlatshwayo is the Lead HIV Clinician, GME coordinator, and OPAT Supervisor at VA St. Louis Health Care System. She also serves as Faculty Leadership at the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Washington University, Board Member for the St. Louis City Board of Health, and is Co-Chair at Fast Track Cities St. Louis. She has been featured on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and numerous other outlets addressing HIV, COVID-19 and community engagement. Dr. Hlatshwayo holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude Biology from Drury University and MD, MPH from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University.

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