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Webinar #2: COVID-19 Misinformation - What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
About this Event
Join Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick from Dr. Lisa on the Street and Ama Adepa Gryn, an experienced home care CNA, as they discuss community misinformation about COVID-19 and how what you don't know CAN hurt or even kill you. Whether you are a home health aide, CNA, nurse, therapist, or administrator, join us for this important discussion. Join us and learn what's true!
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick is an infectious disease physician, CDC-trained epidemiologist, and the CEO of Grapevine Health, a company that offers health information that communities trust.
About the Speakers
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick
Founder and CEO, Grapevine Health
Dr. Lisa is an infectious disease physician, CDC-trained epidemiologist, and the creator of Dr. Lisa on the Street where she talks to community members about common health questions and concerns, especially COVID-19. She has been hearing a lot of questions about the virus and wants to help! Dr. Lisa is the CEO & Founder of Grapevine Health where she works in communities where CNAs, CMTs, HHAs, and Caregivers live to improve health literacy. Her decision to work in the community was largely based on a personal desire to ensure her expertise and professional experiences could be used on the ground and would directly benefit underserved communities of color.
Dr. Lisa's career has spanned research, clinical medicine, global health, community health education and patient advocacy. She served as the Medical Director for the Infectious Diseases Center at United Medical Center and for Washington DC’s Medicaid program. She was also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University and is a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University's School of Public Health. Dr. Lisa has served as a U.S. Diplomat and an epidemiologist for the San Francisco Department of Health Office of AIDS.
Dr. Lisa was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a BA/MD, at a six-year accelerated program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Masters in Public Health from the University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health and Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick has authored peer-reviewed journal articles, has been featured in the Washington Post, PBS and is a guest blogger for the Huffington Post.
Ama Adepa Gryn, CNA
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
While some people choose to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), others simply fall into it. Ms. Ama Adepa Gryn considered CNA training because of the passion and positive experiences of her aunt who has worked as a CNA for many years. Ama has now been a CNA in the home care industry for many years. She has personal experience as a CNA working in home care during the pandemic and can speak to the community misinformation about COVID-19 that she has heard in her West African community.
Ms. Gryn is also an Honors graduate of Montgomery College and an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. In her prior role as a Senior Caregiver Specialist for Caregiver Jobs Now, she spoke with hundreds of CNA about their careers.