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Community Education & COVID-19 Understanding the Current Landscape

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Foundations and nonprofit organizations have been dedicated to relief and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic for many months.

As we continue to provide education about opportunities in our community, Manatee Community Foundation and The Patterson Foundation are offering the chance to hear from health experts regarding COVID-19 data, testing, vaccine hesitancy, and community efforts to keep Manatee County healthy.

In this conversation, we will hear about efforts at The Patterson Foundation, Manatee County Department of Health, and the Multicultural Health Initiative focused on data, information, and access to programs and services.

After a brief presentation from each speaker, you will have an opportunity to ask questions.


  • Hannah Saeger Karnei, Fellow, The Patterson Foundation | Importance of good information, what is working, connecting the community with experts
  • Jennifer Bencie, M.D., M.S.A, County Health Officer, Florida Department of Health, Manatee County | Local COVID-19, testing and vaccination data from Manatee County
  • Lisa Merritt, M.D., Founder, Multicultural Health Institute | Outreach and education regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations

Thursday, September 2, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Register here.