Partnering With Community Health Workers to Address COVID-19 Vaccination Barriers in Latino Communities

This recorded webinar was presented in partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) and moderated by PAs for Latino Health (PALH) President Rafael Pomales Jr., MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, and featuring NAHH Chair Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, Association of PAs in OBGYN President Melissa Rodriguez, DMSc, PA-C, and PALH co-founder Robert S. Smith, DHSc, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA. This webinar includes discussions on health disparities and equity issues facing Latino populations, the impact of COVID-19 and vaccines, as well as the role of community health workers in overcoming barriers to vaccination. It also covers how to locate community health workers who have been trained as COVID-19 Vaccine Navigators.


Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Address COVID-19 vaccination access concerns (barriers) affecting the Latino community
  • Explore effective COVID-19 vaccination messages/messengers to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among members of the Latino community
  • Discuss the integration of and role of community health workers to deliver effective COVID-19 vaccine communication strategies
  • Identify and collaborate with community health resources in your community


Statement of Support


This publication is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $ $11,168,770 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.