NRC-RIM to present at 2022 Preparedness Summit

Three participants at the 2019 Preparedness Summit enjoying a presentation in a lecture hall

The NRC-RIM team will hold sessions at the 2022 Preparedness Summit in Atlanta, GA from April 4-7 on health communications and public health preparedness for refugee, immigrant and migrant communities.

The 2022 Preparedness Summit, Reimagining Preparedness in the Era of COVID-19, is an opportunity to reflect on lessons learned from current and previous public health responses, and highlight tools, resources, and learnings that will be relevant in the future.

Syreeta Wilkins, communications strategist for NRC-RIM, will hold a workshop on strategies for creating COVID-19 health communications that are culturally and linguistically relevant for immigrant and refugee audiences. This will focus on the Get Vaccinated and Get the Facts campaigns, as well as NRC-RIM’s translation process. 

Syreeta will also join Ridhi Arun and Claudia Sosa Lazo from NRC-RIM partner on another workshop that explores how human-centered design can aid in public health preparedness. Campaigns that used this approach include Vaccination Is (including Makespace), Mothers x Mothers and #NoJudgment

Erin Mann will highlight NRC-RIM’s efforts to collect and disseminate best and promising practices around COVID-19 response in immigrant and refugee communities across the country, as well as training opportunities and other resources that will set public health departments up for success. 

The Preparedness Summit is the first and longest running national conference on public health preparedness. Since its beginning in 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate. NACCHO is a partner of NRC-RIM. 


NRC-RIM events are below. View the full schedule

  • Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Communications Strategies: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
    Monday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Syreeta Wilkins, NRC-RIM
  • Lessons Learned re: Human-Centered Design in Emergency Public Health Response
    Tuesday, April 5, from 8:30 - 10 a.m.
    Syreeta Wilkins, NRC-RIM; Ridhi Arun and Claudia Sosa Lazo,
  • Public Health Preparedness in Support of Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants: Lessons from COVID-19
    Thursday, April 7, from 9 - 9:45 a.m.
    Erin Mann, NRC-RIM