"Devising ways of reaching people less institutionally connected to the healthcare system has been central to many public health initiatives, Nabila El-Bassel, director of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work, told me. Mass vaccination teams should draw on those lessons, she says:
'I’m thinking about people who use drugs, people in homeless shelters, in soup kitchens, in domestic violence shelters, or in community supervision programs…. If we want to get into these populations, we’ve got to think about nontraditional sites and strategies. We can’t just wait for them to come to us.'"
HISTP Scholar Dr. Aima Ahonkhai featured in COVID-19 Educational Video
The HIV Intervention Science Training Program (HISTP) -- housed at SIG -- is a multidisciplinary training program that seeks to develop and facilitate the growth of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation research.
HISTP scholar Dr. Aima Ahonkhai was featured in a primer on COVID-19 vaccine safety and racial and ethnic disparities.