New BIPOC health equity group to tackle Covid-19 and larger health disparities

Belan Antensay

The leaders behind Vermont’s effort to vaccinate Black, Indigenous and people of color are launching a new organization to centralize the state’s effort to lessen vaccine disparities.

It’s called the Vermont Health Equity Initiative and was announced Wednesday at Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger’s weekly press conference. The organization is born out of the Vermont Professionals of Color Network, the group leading Chittenden County’s vaccination efforts for BIPOC community members.

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