HHOMA invites public to virtually attend “Operation Equity: Removing Barriers to Equitable Vaccine Distribution” webinar on March 18



CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia health officials will discuss efforts to expand vaccine access in the state’s minority communities on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

Registration for the webinar, Operation Equity: Removing Barriers to Equitable Vaccine Distribution, is free and can be completed online at bit.ly/OperationEquityWebinar.

“This informative webinar gives you a chance to hear from our state’s health experts and ask them questions on this important subject,” said Jill Upson, HHOMA executive director and chair of West Virginia’s COVID-19 Advisory Commission on African American Disparities. “We encourage you to send questions to the presenters ahead of time by emailing our office.”

Questions can be emailed to HHOMA@wv.gov, should include the subject line “OPERATION EQUITY QUESTIONS,” and must be sent by Wednesday, March 17, at 5 p.m.

The webinar’s presenters include:

  • Dr. Jeremiah “Awori” Hayanga, director, West Virginia University Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (WVU ECMO) program
  • Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia coronavirus czar and WVU vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences
  • Dr. Ayne Amjad, commissioner, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, and the West Virginia State Health Officer
  • Bill Crouch, secretary, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Contact Information

CONTACT: Michelle Petties — Michelle.D.Petties@wv.gov, 304-356-2023