Vaccinating the Black Community

April 2, 2021 | News Article

In an article by the New Pittsburgh Courier, Alice Williams (vice chair of the board at BCM) explained that public health equity means bringing resources into predominantly Black communities directly. It means acknowledging barriers, including lack of mobility, access to information, and trust in medical institutions. She shared how BCM is partnering with medical providers, canvassing our communities, and coordinating vaccine clinics in senior living facilities, public housing, and local organizations make equity a reality.

What does equity in public health look like?

Do Black Pittsburgh residents have access to vaccines?

Our greatest desire is to save lives, and to see our community response, and to do it in such a positive way proved beneficial.