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TONIGHT: Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Dr. Lisa Cooper of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

TONIGHT: Council President to Hold COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall with Dr. Lisa Cooper of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

Dial (855) 756 7520 Pin: 61622#

BALTIMORE, MD (May 28, 2020) ⁠— Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott will hold an interactive telephone town hall meeting on Thursday, May 28 featuring special guest Dr. Lisa Cooper, Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. The town hall will center around seniors and healthcare disparities in the time of COVID-19, as well as best practices to stay healthy given current public health guidelines.

“This public health pandemic is still very real,” said Council President Scott. “As the world begins to reopen around us, it’s important that our residents understand the ongoing risks and hear sound advice from a public health professional to stay healthy as we continue this battle.”

The telephone town hall will start at 6:00PM. Anyone can join by dialing (855) 756 7520 and entering access code 61622#. Questions will be collected during the call, but they may also be submitted ahead of time to councilpresident@baltimorecity.gov.  

The telephone town hall meeting is free to participate in and open to Baltimore City residents. Any member of the press who plans to attend should RSVP to Sydney Burns at Sydney.Burns@baltimorecity.gov.

What:   Council President’s Telephone Town Hall Meeting on Staying Healthy in COVID-19

When:  Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00PM

Where: Call (855) 756 7520 and enter access code 61622#

The Council President’s website features COVID-19 updates, best practices, and a map of resources.

Dr. Lisa Cooper is a Liberian-born general internist, social epidemiologist, and health services researcher. She was one of the first scientists to document disparities in the quality of relationships between physicians and patients from socially at-risk groups. She then designed innovative interventions targeting physicians’ communication skills, patients’ self-management skills, and healthcare organizations’ ability to address needs of populations experiencing health disparities. She is the author of over 180 publications and has been the principal investigator of more than 15 federal and private foundation grants. She has also been a devoted mentor to more than 60 individuals seeking careers in medicine, nursing, and public health.

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