BBJ: Health experts urge local businesses to help combat misinformation as vaccine rollout continues

Vaccine panelists
Leaders from Johns Hopkins and UMB told a group of Baltimore business leaders Jan. 19 one of the ways they can help things run more smoothly and efficiently is by being understanding about the complexities and pace of vaccinations.
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Hopkins and UMB health care professionals discuss vaccine development and distribution

Vaccines Newsmaker Intro
The panelists all stressed the safety of the available vaccines and noted the importance of continuing to communicate with the Black and Latinx communities.
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Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

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Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
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LifeBridge Health raises minimum living wage for hospital team members to $15 an hour

The wage increase also applies to select union members and follows an end-of-year “Thanks-2-U” direct $500 cash benefit to team members recognizing their extraordinary efforts.
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The Daily Record: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine awarded near $400K grant for 2-year cancer project

The grants, funded by Pfizer Global Medical Grants and overseen by the American Cancer Society, are part of the Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care Competitive Grant Program, a three-year collaboration working to promote equity in cancer outcomes for Black men and women.
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The Daily Record: LifeBridge Health begins COVID-19 vaccinations of frontline caregivers

The health system began larger vaccination clinics Dec. 18 at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital and Carrol Hospital for employees who have pre-registered to receive the vaccine.
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BBJ: Local health system execs face major challenges with vaccine distribution, employee burnout

Samet encouraged the members of the GBC who tuned into the Dec. 8 panel to take responsibility for educating their workforces about the importance of and science behind the vaccines.
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