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Health Funders: A Conversation on Equitable Vaccine Distribution

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am PST
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Following SCG’s March 1st Funders’ Briefing on the Covid-19 Vaccine, join SCG’s Health Funders on March 9th for an interactive follow-up conversation. We will hear updates from leaders and partners in both LA County and San Bernardino/Riverside, and then provide space for attendees to update one another on their work related to the vaccine, ask questions, and share identified needs and gaps. The goal of this session is to provide Southern California funders with an opportunity to better coordinate and maximize resources, given the tremendous undertaking ahead. 




Olivia Celis

Health Equity Consultant, LA County Center for Strategic Partnerships

Muntu Davis, MD, MPH

County Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Muntu Davis is currently the County Health Officer at the Los County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). In this role, Dr. Davis serves as the Department’s medical expert regarding public health matters and provides guidance to leadership across the Department. Working in partnership with DPH colleagues and health professional organizations, he consults on, interprets, and enforces County and State laws and regulations to protect and promote the health and wellness of all residents of Los Angeles County. Previously, Dr. Davis worked at the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) in Oakland, California, where he served both as Director since 2012 and as Health Officer since 2009. As the Director, he provided strategic and administrative leadership, direction and oversight to planning for a full range of public health activities for over 1.6 million county residents. In his role as County Health Officer, he led public health protection efforts, health policy development and served as an advisor to elected and appointed officials, members of the medical profession, and the public on matters affecting public health and safety. For the past decade, he has contributed to statewide and national discussions around how to elevate and implement a health equity framework within government agencies. Dr. Davis practiced medicine in urban and rural primary care and urgent care clinics in Northern and Southern California. Dr. Davis has a MD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed The California Endowment Scholars in Health Policy Fellowship and received a MPH degree from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

Margarita Luna, M.P.H., M.S.W.

Senior Program Manager, Eastern Coachella Valley at The California Endowment

Margarita Luna is a Senior Program Manager of the Coachella region for The California Endowment since 2007. Before joining the Endowment, Luna was a senior social worker for Public Counsel where she managed the Special Needs Advocacy Project, a client advocacy program. In addition, Luna had earlier served as a UCLA Keck-Vivian Weinstein Child Advocacy Fellow at Public Counsel. Luna also served as a Pedro Zamora Fellow in government affairs for AIDS Action in Washington, DC. Luna, a resident of San Dimas, is a member of the American Public health Association and the National Association of Social Workers. She earned her B.A. in Sociology and Chicano/a Studies, M.P.H. in Community Health Sciences, and M.S.W. in Health Services from UCLA.


Recording of Funders’ Briefing on the Covid-19 Vaccine

About Health Funders Group 

The SCG Health Funders Group convenes multiple times a year to explore emerging issues in healthcare and health policy through an intersectional approach. The group hosts topic-based and peer-to-peer learning sessions. These facilitated sessions will provide a forum for updates on critical issues, highlights of promising programs and opportunities for collaboration.

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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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