“What should I do if a lot of people in my school aren’t wearing masks anymore?” If you missed the live Q&A, watch here as Dr. ‘Simbo Ige joins us for “Ask A Doctor“ as part of Cool Culture’s We Are A Work of Art: Health + Wellbeing Initiative. She answers questions about health and wellbeing sourced from children and caregivers in our community.
Dr. ‘Simbo Ige is a public health physician. She is the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building at the New York City’s Department of Health. In this role she builds partnerships with community partners and other institutions to address health inequities across New York City. She also serves as the Branch Chief for COVID-19 Community Engagement for the agency’s COVID-19 resurgence and vaccination program. Through the vaccine community engagement work, she works with community leaders to identify strategies to improve processes and systems to achieve vaccine equity in NYC.
Cool Culture’s Health + Wellbeing Initiative brings us together to connect, create, imagine and act to invest in our individual and collective wellbeing. We hope that this session with Dr. Ige helps our community members come away with awareness of the social dimensions of health and the interdependent nature of our health + wellbeing, knowledge that health is a social justice issue, and how to access both indigenous and western health + wellbeing resources.