COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities

​The COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities will work to develop plans to educate at-risk minority communities in the areas of prevention, testing, and treatment. The Commission will consider strategies to remove barriers to testing and make recommendations to broaden the inclusion of underserved communities in the state’s expanded testing plan. A 12-member commission has been formed consisting of representatives from:

 
  • Community/Grassroots Groups
  • Healthcare/Health Systems
  • State Legislature
  • Faith-Based Organizations

Commission Members

Chair, The Honorable Jill Upson
Executive Director
Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs

 
Community/Grassroots Groups:
 
Owens Brown
NAACP
 
Romelia Hodges
StriveN4
romeliahodges@gmail.com
Mike Jones
KISRA
 

Healthcare/Health Systems:
 
Tiffany Samuels
WVU Cancer Center
Keisha Saunders
FNP
 
Joylynn Fix
WVOIC
 
 
State Legislature:

Delegate Sean Hornbuckle
House District 16, Cabell County

Delegate Caleb Hanna
House District 44, Nicholas County

Senator Patricia Puertas-Rucker
House District 16, Jefferson County

 
Faith-Based Organizations:

Pastor Rahsaan Armand
Mt. Zion
Reverend James Patterson
Partnership of African American Churches (PAAC)

 

Meeting Minutes

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 May 2020               COVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.11.2020.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.11.2020.pdf                                   *Unrecorded 
                               COVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.15.2020.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.15.2020.pdf                                    https://youtu.be/urvK0xHx q80 
                                   COVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.19.2020.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.19.2020.pdf                                                https://youtu.be/FOEeRz9VHCg
                                   COVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.22.2020.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.22.2020.pdf                                                https://youtu.be/rxWAtuH1GzM
                                   COVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.28.2020.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes 5.28.2020.pdf                                                https://youtu.be/CCMvYyHplP4 

 
June 2020               COVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 04 20_Final.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 04 20_Final.pdf                          https://youtu.be/uLz2LIlcD5U
                                COVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 11 20_Final.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 11 20_Final.pdf                          https://youtu.be/hnEc48axNZM
                                COVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 18 20_Final.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 18 20_Final.pdf                          https://youtu.be/uq5Cs_WFZ6o
                                COVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 25 20_Final.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes_06 25 20_Final.pdf                          https://youtu.be/U4s0vvcXOFg
 
July 2020                 COVID-19 Task Force Minutes_07 02 20_Final.pdfCOVID-19 Task Force Minutes_07 02 20_Final.pdf                         https://youtu.be/CdgpmpKgX1Y
                                 COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 09 20_Final.pdfCOVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 09 20_Final.pdf                         https://youtu.be/vciH6ockVgs
                                 COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 16 20_Final.pdfCOVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 16 20_Final.pdf                         https://youtu.be/LMWfHmYPFtA
                                 COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 30 20_FINAL.pdfCOVID 19 Task Force Minutes_07 30 20_FINAL.pdf                      https://youtu.be/cUqCdtKajW4
 
August 2020             COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_08 06 20_FINAL.pdfCOVID 19 Task Force Minutes_08 06 20_FINAL.pdf                      https://youtu.be/b4pFNDWu20o
                                 COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_08 13 20_FINAL.pdfCOVID 19 Task Force Minutes_08 13 20_FINAL.pdf                      https://youtu.be/6PesQ8YtHZQ
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 January 2021           COVID 19 Task Force Minutes_08 13 20_FINAL.pdfCOVID Disparities Task Force Minutes_01 07 21.pdf                    https://youtu.be/6b1PCNu5dlA  
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