Community-Led Data Collection in LGBTQ+ Public Health: Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Jun 25, 2021  01:00 PM  EST


In this session, we will hear from Mardi Moore, Executive Director of Out Boulder County, a community-driven organization in Colorado working to educate, advocate and provide services, programs and support for LGBTQ+ communities and Christina Graham Brasavage, Data & Evaluation Manager from the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Mardi and Christina will discuss their community-led statewide and regional studies on vaccine hesitancy among the LGBTQ+ community. We will also explore barriers that lead to vaccine hesitancy and learn about strategies that organizations can put into practice to support inclusion and health equity. This webinar is a part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series.

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Mardi Moore

Mardi Moore has dedicated her life’s work to elevating the rights, visibility, safety, and socio-economic status of the LGBTQ community, building grass roots organizations from the ground up, living through the AIDS pandemic, and continuing to see the gradual, albeit slower-than-wished, acceptance of the LGBTQ community into mainstream public discourse. Moore has been on the frontlines of the good fight for 30 years at the local and national level, recognizing that her role in demanding inclusion and diversity needed to go beyond armchair activism. She currently serves as Executive Director for Out Boulder County, a Colorado-based not-for-profit organization with the mission to educate, advocate, and provide services, programs, and support for Boulder County's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities. Under her leadership, the organization has grown five-fold in seven years by modeling equality, respect, intersectional empathy, and deep understanding of the fundamental human right to fall asleep at night dreaming of an optimistic, realistic tomorrow. Prior to leading Out Boulder County, Moore held senior-level positions in New York City with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the NYC LGBT Center, and ran a fundraising business in Seattle raising over $2M annually for progressive causes.

Christina Graham Brasavage, MPH

Christina Graham Brasavage (she/her) is a public health researcher who is passionate about using data to inform evidence-based programming. She earned her Masters of Public Health from George Washington University and also holds a B.A. in Epidemiology from the University of Rochester. Christina previously worked as a Research Technologist for Penn State University’s Administrative Data Accelerator. Christina Graham Brasavage serves as the Data & Manager at Evaluation Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. In this role, she supports the utilization of data to inform grant-funded programming and community services provided by the center as well as dissemination of findings from the 2020 Pennsylvania LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment. Christina is one of the co-investigators of a community survey on vaccine hesitancy among LGBTQ Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 pandemic and a co-authors of the resulting report “COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy and Impact Among LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians: Results of an online community survey.”


Audience: Nurse practitioners, nurse educators, school health professionals, nursing students, new graduates, nursing program administrators and directors.

Registration is free of charge and 1 CNE will be offered for each training. Attendees must complete the evaluation to receive CNE certificate.
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