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Increasing COVID Vaccine Confidence through Caregiver Engagement

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


Increasing COVID Vaccine Confidence through Caregiver Engagement 

April 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM

A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.

Registration is free, but required. Register today!

About this Event

This session will highlight strategies that are being used to build caregiver engagement and trust leading to increased confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. Learn Care Together LLC CEO & Founder, Dr. Charlene Brown, and the Director of Caregiver Engagement at HouseWorks LLC, Ms. Vinette Tyme, will describe how they worked together and in collaboration with agency Caregiver Engagement Specialists, to systematically engage caregivers to tackle common vaccine myths and increase vaccine confidence.

They will also share their thoughts on the potential impact of the CDC and FDA halting access to Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine on caregiver vaccine confidence. 


About the Speakers

Ms. Vinette Tyme

Director of Caregiver Engagement, HouseWorks LLC

In 2012, Ms. Tyme began her career at HouseWorks as a Caregiver in the field where she has always had an innate ability to form strong relationships and anticipate her clients’ needs. A trusted leader who is looked up to by her peers, she has been promoted into several managerial roles—most currently as the Director of Caregiver Engagement.  In this position, Ms. Tyme helps HouseWorks create an engaged and empowered workforce through a peer-to-peer training and mentoring model—bridging the gap between Caregivers and office staff.   

Ms. Tyme has spent most of her career building customer relationships and solving problems.   For over 30 years in her home country of Jamaica, Ms. Tyme held a variety of customer service jobs including at the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Jamaica Tourist Board as well as at a financial services firm. Ms. Tyme also served as a para legal for Frater, Ennis & Gordon.   In every position she held, she took great pride in supervising and mentoring her staff to be their best selves. 

A decade ago, Ms. Tyme moved to Boston to be closer to family.  She used her relationship building and problem-solving skills to transition to a new role as a professional Caregiver for HouseWorks, one of the largest independent private home care companies in the country.  Her love of people and specifically of seniors made transitioning to home care an easy choice.  

Ms. Tyme is a sought-after speaker who was interviewed by NBC10 and the Boston Globe about her Virtual Dementia training.  She was awarded the STAR Award by the Massachusetts Home Care Alliance in recognition of her contributions and commitment to the industry,  and has spoken at numerous events sharing her insights and experiences as a professional Caregiver.  Devoted to serving her community, while in Jamaica, Ms. Tyme was the President of Sacred Heart Parent Teachers Association, a Parent Representative on the School Board, and a Member of the Knox High School Board.  

Charlene Brown MD, MPH, FACPM

CEO & Founder, Lean Care Together LLC

Dr. Charlene Brown is a Board-certified physician and entrepreneur with deep expertise in public health, preventive medicine, and the professional caregiver workforce. As a public health physician leader, Dr. Brown has served as a Deputy Health Commissioner at the Baltimore City Health Department, a Medical Officer at the FDA, and Senior Technical Advisor at USAID. Across these roles, she has responded to multiple pandemics and various public health crises, shaping public health interventions that have impacted the lives of millions in the US and around the world. 

Now, as a physician entrepreneur, Dr. Brown has chosen to serve nursing assistants and other caregiving professionals working on the front lines in senior care. She founded CNA Simulations VR to unblock the pipeline of CNAs. Prior to CNA Simulations VR, Dr. Brown founded Caregiver Jobs Now, an award-winning employment platform connecting caregiving professionals to meaningful jobs. The company has been featured in Home Healthcare News, Aging 2.0, PHI, Washington Life Magazine, and more. Through this work she immersed herself in the careers and lives of caregiving professionals for many years.  

Dr. Brown has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and, most recently, been featured on local and national news outlets discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, including Yahoo Finance, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Quartz, Vox, and WXYZ ABC News. Through her consulting company, Learn Care Together LLC, she has focused her efforts on increasing uptake of the COVID vaccine among caregiving professionals. As a clinician, Dr. Brown has worked with caregiving professionals in hospitals, retirement homes, rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, and more. 

Dr. Charlene Brown is Board-certified in Preventive Medicine, trained in internal medicine, and licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. She is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Brown serves on the Community Health Board of  Keswick Multi-Care and is a former Board member at the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), the Academy of Hope Adult Charter School, and Whitman-Walker Health.  

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