Technology to achieve Health Equity among Immigrants in Baltimore: RAPID Access to Infectious Disease Information
The public health measures necessary to manage the COVID-19 crisis require all residents in a community to understand what actions are being taken and why, how they can protect themselves and their communities, and where to turn if they suspect they are sick. Information is rapidly evolving and being made available online – but it does not easily reach non‐English speaking people. Rapid Access to Infections Disease Information for Baltimore (RAPIDBaltimore) is a human‐centered web‐based platform that bridges the gap between online resources and marginalized communities.
Join speakers Daniela Rodríguez and Mónica Guerrero Vázquez as they report on how RAPID‐Baltimore brings together the Schools of Public Health, Engineering and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University into partnership with Centro SOL, a community‐based organization focused on Latino health and opportunities, to deliver an innovative platform that connects marginalized and vulnerable City residents with critical information for pandemic response.
This research is made possible by the Alliance for a Healthier World. The Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World is a university-wide initiative focused on solving health equity and social justice issues around the world.
Dr. Daniela C. Rodríguez is a health systems researcher primarily working in low- and middle-income countries focusing on the intersection between politics and public health. Her research areas include evidence-informed decision-making, the difference between intention and reality in health policy development and implementation, and donor transition and sustainability. Understanding political will and commitment for politically vulnerable populations is of particular interest. Dr. Rodríguez is also building a research and practice portfolio focused on vulnerable populations in urban environments, including informal settlements in Sierra Leone, Uganda, and with Latinx immigrants in Baltimore, USA.
Mónica Guerrero Vázquez is a public health professional. As an immigrant, she is a strong advocate for health equity and social justice, and passionate about improving quality of life for immigrant origin communities. Monica has worked with the Center for Health and Opportunity for Latinos (Centro SOL) since 2014, currently leads the center as the executive director where she oversees programming and research addressing issues affecting social determinants of health among immigrant communities. She received her MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018.