Virginia Hedrick is the Executive Director for the Consortium for Urban Indian Health. She is enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe of California and is also of Karuk descent. Her prior work includes chronic disease prevention, implementation and policy impacts of the Affordable Care Act for California tribes, as well health research. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for The California Wellness Foundation as well as the California Pan Ethnic Health Network. Virginia holds bachelor of arts degrees in Sociology and American Indian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Graduate Certificate in Maternal Child Health Epidemiology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Public Health Degree from Drexel University.
We have such an information gap in who is the most vulnerable. One thing about public health and infectious disease is you need all the information you can get to make decisions. For example, who are the people that have passed from COVID-19, were they diabetic or old? Is it the 18-30 age group testing positive?24 February 2021