The battle against vaccine hesitancy: What health systems can do to reach at-risk patients

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

As health systems across the country work to get front-line healthcare workers, high-risk patients and essential workers vaccinated for COVID-19, they face a critical challenge: Only 4 in 10 Americans say they "definitely intend" to get a vaccine and a quarter say they "probably or definitely would not get one" even if it's available to them free of charge.


The percentage of patients who are vaccine-hesitant is even higher among vulnerable communities and communities of color that have been hit hardest by the virus. This webinar will explore communications best practices — grounded in behavioral science — to engage patients with different types of vaccine concerns and help address hesitancy. Led by Dr. Hilary Hatch, a clinical psychologist and Phreesia's VP of Clinical Engagement, the panel discussion will feature health system leaders who will share their first-hand experience and expertise with managing vaccine hesitancy in their own patient populations.


Attendees will come away with:

  • A better understanding of the many reasons behind vaccine hesitancy
  • Actionable, scalable communication strategies focused on listening and showing empathy
  • Best practices for leveraging technology to support your efforts 




Amanda C. Logue

MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Lafayette General

Amanda C. Logue, MD, is Chief Medical Officer for Ochsner Lafayette General based in Lafayette, Louisiana. In her role, Dr. Logue oversees patient safety, quality and risk management, population health, inpatient and outpatient care management, clinical research, physician credentialing, physician recruitment, and clinical workforce development.


Joseph Cacchione

MD, FACC, Executive Vice President, Clinical & Network Services, Ascension

Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, serves as Executive Vice President, Clinical & Network Services (CNS) for Ascension. CNS unites clinical and care excellence functions and subsidiaries that are core to Ascension’s healing Mission. Bringing these functions and subsidiaries together creates a unique opportunity to position Ascension for the future and to operate in a manner that transforms healthcare and proactively addresses the holistic needs of those we serve.