The PNAA COVID 19 Task Force (C19TF) has actively been working since its inception thru the leadership of Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia. I am honored to continue the good work as the current Chair of the C19TF. Together with my Co-Chair Ramon Sumibcay, we have worked diligently in collaboration with other PNAA Committee Chairs in meeting the goals set forth by the task force.
PNAA in collaboration with NCEMNA published an article addressing impacts of COVID-19 to Ethnic Minorities from an Organizational Perspective in Journal of Transcultural nursing.
Culturally Congruent Health Care of COVID-19 in Minorities in the United States: A Clinical Practice Paper From the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
Our PNAA COVID-19 Task Force continues its work since its official establishment on April 3, 2020. To date, members of our task force are also working with our PNAA Committee Chairs, who have COVID-19 related initiatives. There are three major categories that the task force committee are tracking and monitoring:
This is our biweekly updates in lieu of the weekly mail since we started in March 2020. The curve of reported cases is slowing and going downwards, but we must remain vigilant and continue to monitor the surge in other parts of the country. Please refer to Appendix A for details of what is happening at the local chapter, and we continue to thank all the Presidents and RVPs for compiling the information.