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Health Talks: COVID-19 Series

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Join us for a series of free Health Talks, offered virtually, on timely and relevant issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts from a variety of backgrounds share their knowledge on specific topics related to COVID-19, including causes of the virus, how scientists use biomedical data to make data-driven decisions, and how to maintain well-being and health throughout the pandemic.

These events are offered as part of our mission to support the health of our communities and are open to anyone who seeks information and knowledge while navigating the current health crisis.

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one continuing education credit.

View a recording of our most recent event

Tackling COVID-19 Health Disparities: The Role of Community Health Workers
Thursday, June 17, Noon
1 p.m. MST

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The pandemic has highlighted how health disparities impact many populations by increasing infection risk and reducing timely access to quality care, support and follow-up services. Community health workers are ideally suited to connect with at-risk individuals and to coordinate care — ultimately improving both the patient experience and health outcomes. This webinar will review recent examples of interventions conducted by community health workers and how they addressed COVID-19 health disparities.


Dr. Satya Sarma
Clinical associate professor, Arizona State University
Medical director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Barbara Harding
Senior vice president
Valleywise Health

Lisa Blue
Vice president of clinical innovation


Ronald R. O'Donnell
Clinical professor of integrated behavioral health
College of Health Solutions

Upcoming Health Talks

We look forward to seeing you in the fall when Health Talks will resume.

Continuing Education Information

Each webinar is offered at no charge and approved for one continuing education credit.


Jointly Accredited Program logoIn support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Arizona State University is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board's (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arizona State University maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 credit hour of continuing education credits per individual session. 


This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Health Talks Archive: COVID-19 Series

Spring 2021

Spring 2021

April 15, 2021
Alzheimer's Disease: A Discussion of Context, Communication, Care and COVID-19

March 18, 2021
COVID-19 Variants: What Should You Know?

February 18, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination: Benefits, Risks, Hesitancy and Next Steps

January 21, 2021
Dueling Epidemics: The Opioid Crisis in the Era of COVID-19

Fall 2020

Fall 2020

December 10, 2020
COVID-19 Is Surging: How Do We Plan and Prepare?

November 19, 2020
Behavioral Medicine and COVID-19 Risk Reduction: From Evidence to Practice

October 22, 2020
Health Information and Misinformation During COVID-19: What Can We Believe?

September 17, 2020
From Bench to Bedside in the COVID-19 Era: The Role of Testing in Clinical Care and Public Health Surveillance

Summer 2020

Summer 2020

July 23, 2020
Data to decisions: Using information to take action during COVID-19

June 18, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 2:
The effects on racial and ethnic minorities

June 4, 2020
COVID-19 and Vulnerable Populations, Part 1:
The effects on older adults

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

May 21, 2020
Food and Nutrition during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
COVID-19: What does the science say about reopening?

April 17, 2020
COVID-19 and effective diagnostics: The key to recovery of health, society, and the economy

April 2, 2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Causes, Testing Options and Care