LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Like United States continues to take aggressive action to reduce COVID-19 infections across the country, Pray.com will host Protect America – a faith-based conversation to promote life-saving vaccines with the pastor Samuel Rodriguez and Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable. The show is available here: https://www.pray.com/articles/protect-america-es.
The discussion between Dr. Perez-Stable and Pastor Rodriguez will focus on ways Americans can protect their health, provide facts about COVID-19, and offer a faith-based perspective on immunization. Together, they aim to increase the evidence-based understanding of the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly in communities that have shown a higher rate of vaccine reluctance.
“The Biden administration is grateful for the work of Pray.Com, Pastor Sammy Rodriguez, and religious leaders across the country who are encouraging fellow Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, ”said Josh Dickson, Senior White House Advisor on Faith Commitment. “Trusted messengers, including religious leaders, are playing a critical role in the fight against this pandemic by sharing the facts about the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine with their communities. “
Pastor Rodriguez will provide essential advice on the rescue measures available to protect yourself, loved ones and community from COVID-19.
“It is God’s blessing and a privilege to be able to provide direction to our community during a very difficult time that has affected so many,” said Pastor Rodriguez. “We receive the gift of God when we open ourselves to science. My goal is to help believers understand this gift, embrace it, and trust God who has endowed us with the ability to protect us. ”
Co-founder of Pray.com Mike lynn shared gratitude for the ability to use the Pray.com platform for greater good. “Our legacy at Pray.com is determined by what we do to help others,” he said. “We work daily to make a difference at times like this, where we can provide a platform for faith-based discussions that can help protect and improve people’s lives.”
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About dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable:
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD (Eh-lee-SAY-oh PEH-rez-eh-STAH-blay) is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health. He oversees the annual budget of NIMHD to advance the science of research on minority health and health disparities. Since joining NIMHD in September 2015, Dr. Pérez-Stable cultivated the Institute’s position at the cutting edge of the science of minority health and health disparities. Through this effort, the Institute has produced a collection of resources that guide and facilitate the conduct of research to promote health equity.
About the pastor Samuel Rodriguez:
Samuel Rodriguez is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the largest Hispanic Christian organization in the world with more than 42,000 American churches and many other churches throughout the Spanish speaking diaspora. Rodriguez is recognized by CNN, FOX News, Univision and Telemundo as America’s most influential Latin / Hispanic religious leader. He has advised Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, and frequently consults with Congress to advance immigration and criminal justice reform as well as religious freedom.