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Or call 800-878-4403

What is the Black People Like Me Virtual Conference Series?

Black People Like Me is a series of six online events. It is a a conversation with the Black community to better understand and address:

  • the impact of asthma and COVID-19 on the Black community
  • how to involve Black patients and families more to improve their health

Catch the Replays: Session 1 Session 2  |  Session 3

Session 4: Asthma and COVID-19: Is Research Really that Important To Me? – March 11

Join us on March 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET  when we will continue the conversation about empowering Black Americans to improve their asthma care.

All Black patients, family and caregivers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending.

Or call 800-878-4403

Join us for a conversation to better understand the challenges Black Americans face in managing their health that lead to asthma and COVID-19 complications. For this fourth session, we will be covering:

  • What perspectives Black patients shared with researchers regarding COVID-19 and getting the vaccine. Hear what they have to say!
  • How Black Asthma patients and caregivers can engage in this new approach to research, called patient centered outcomes research (PCOR), and how it can make a positive difference in the African American community.
  • How including patient perspective in research helps people and their caregivers communicate and make informed health care decisions

Panelists

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Sharon D. Allison-Ottey, MD
Executive Director of The COSHAR Healthy Communities Foundation

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Courtney Clyatt, MA, is a Senior Program Officer for Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). 

Leroy Graham of Not One More Life

Mary White
Patient advocate and research advisor 

Moderators

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Tonya Winders, President/CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network

Leroy Graham of Not One More Life

LeRoy Graham, MD, pediatric pulmonologist and founder of Not One More Life

*Black patients, families or caregivers must attend the conference and live in the United States to receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. We will send you information on how to get the gift card after you register. We’ll also invite you to a private Facebook group.

This conference is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) – Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award #EAIN-00134. 

 

All Black patients, family and caregivers will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for attending.

Or call 800-878-4403

Session 3: COVID-19 and Black Folk: Changing the Game, Changing the Outcome – February 11

Recording and resources

We will continue the conversation about empowering Black Americans to improve their asthma care.

What we covered

  • How Black patients, families and caregivers are being adversely impacted by COVID-19, and why this is happening.
  • The challenges of COVID-19 vaccines – how can we build trust in the vaccine with the African American community?
  • What questions Black people want answered about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.

Session 2: African Americans and research: making it work for folks like us  – January 14

Recording and resources

On January 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET  we continued the conversation about empowering Black Americans to improve their asthma care.

What we covered

  • How Black patients, families and caregivers are partnering with researchers and advising researchers on what is important to them.
  • How this new approach to research, called patient centered outcomes research, can make a positive difference in the African American community
  • What lessons have been learned from this new approach to research and why it’s important for Black people with asthma

Session 1:  Asthma, COVID-19 and questions we need answered – December 15

Recording and resources

We started the conversation on December 15th. It was a powerful experience where we heard patient stories and Dr. LeRoy Graham talked about the challenges of people in the Black community who have asthma and COVID.

What we covered

  • The challenges that Black Americans face in managing their health that lead to COVID-19 and asthma complications.
  • What matters most to Black people
  • What questions Black Americans want answered regarding their health
  • The role of clergy in helping Black people to take charge of their health