Pressing needs in our community has inspired another round of Leadership Counts. In this session, we will be diving into vaccine access for the pandemic’s underserved communities.

Black, Latinx and Asian San Diegans have suffered from higher rates of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 than White residents. Yet, the rates of vaccination among eligible San Diegans of color are disproportionately far lower than among White residents. Hurdles to accessing the vaccine in a diverse population include language barriers, challenges finding appointments, and transportation. How can philanthropy play a role in local vaccine distribution equity?


  • Rakesh PatelChief Executive Officer, Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Adama DyoniziakExecutive Director, Champions for Health
  • Bill YorkCheif Executive Officer, 211 San Diego
  • Sharyn GoodsonVice President Philanthropy & Organizational Development, Leichtag Foundation – Facilitator

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