Black Doctors’ Group Takes Aim at COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

This Stat story by Eric Boodman looks at the work of the National Medical Association, a professional society of African American doctors, who are working to build and maintain patients’ trust in COVID-19 vaccines.

Black Women in Medicine of the American Medical Women’s Association

This film, Black Women in Medicine, honors Black women doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine. By telling the stories of women who have persevered in medical fields, in part by overcoming barriers linked to race and gender, the film provides audiences with visions of success and fuel for self-actualization.

How the Bad Blood Started

Part of the New York Times audio series on how slavery has transformed America. This podcast, shares how Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades. From the shadows of this exclusion, they pushed to create the nation’s first federal health care programs. Released on Sept. 13, 2019.

 Trauma, COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns, and the Way Forward

This HealthCity video and article focuses on vaccination as a vital strategy for ending the COVID-19 pandemic. The video is an excerpt of a  panel event moderated by Reverend Liz Walker of the Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing at the Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston. The community-facing virtual event also featured NIAID director Anthony Fauci, MD, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Reverend Gloria White-Hammond, MD to discuss vaccine safety concerns, trauma, and coping.