In Conversation with Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt: Making Health Education Accessible and Building Trust

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17 May, 2021

KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt: Making Health Education Accessible and Building Trust

Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt’s long career advancing civil rights, which included serving as the first African-American female chief investigator of the Public Defender’s Office in California, has given her name a great deal of notoriety. After she retired in 2016, she continued her work with the Santa Maria and Lompoc branch of the NAACP, of which she’s been president for 14 years. Most recently, Lyons-Pruitt has received a great deal of praise for her work getting people of color in Santa Barbara vaccinated and dispelling misinformation about the COVID vaccine. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch joins Lyons-Pruitt for a conversation on the relationship between trust and health.

Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt will discuss these topics in more detail as a featured panelist in KCSB’s webinar on Tuesday, May 18 at 4:00 PM, entitled: “A Year in COVID: Medical Racism, Care Disparities, & Health Misinformation”.” This critical discussion will analyze how racial health inequity prevents marginalized communities from accessing quality care. Our panelists – public health leaders, medical professionals, and community advocates – will also explore the dangers of health misinformation during times of crisis and the role of communication in medical mistrust.

Contact news@kcsb.org for more information. Register for the webinar at ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/W…9j2dTB2LGAzpSvE1yw.

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