Facilitating conversations and encouraging people to talk about the vaccine.

Vaccine availability is a major issue being discussed in communities; however, it is not the sole concern. Health disparities that marginalized populations face and their mistrust of the health system are common in many of our communities and can hinder public health initiatives.

At Jefferson Health, we recognize the racial and socioeconomic inequities faced by many in our communities and are engaging with civic organizations and businesses to identify obstacles to vaccination acceptance.

We have learned that everyone can make difference by simply engaging in conversations about the vaccine.

Trusted Messenger Sessions

Our Trusted Messenger Training Sessions offer people the guidance that they need to engage their community in conversations about vaccinations. You can become a Jefferson Health ‘Trusted Messenger’ by attending one of our free educational sessions led by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sandra Brooks.

During these sessions we will discuss the best ways that you can engage others and how to leverage the vaccine resources, including how to help dispel vaccine myths and answer many of the questions your community is asking.

Help us build vaccine confidence in the community. 

For more information, or to schedule a session, please contact Tracy Cottrell at tracy.cottrell@jefferson.edu.

Philly Counts Trusted Messenger Sessions

English Talks:

  • April 6 at 1:00pm (Dr. Sandra E. Brooks)
  • April 7 at 1:00pm (Dr. Sandra E. Brooks)

Spanish Talks:

  • April 13 at 1:00pm (Dr. Jesse Roman)
  • April 16 at 1:00pm (Dr. Carlos Rodriguez)

Mandarin Talk:

  • April 14 at 1:00pm (Dr. Rong Ji)