Are you (or do you know of) an essential health care worker (of any professional background) who has a story to share about your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic that you think could be helpful for others to hear? If so, please consider completing this nomination form to be considered for a chance to be interviewed by Brandon Stanton, the creator of the street portrait blog, Humans of New York.

IHI is looking for 2 to 3 health care workers who would be willing to record a conversation with Brandon that will be shared with Forum attendees. If you’re interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please submit the following:

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. In 250 to 500 words (one or two double-spaced pages) that describes who you are and some of what you’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
*Special consideration will be given to community health workers, nursing home staff, or critical care staff.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, September 10, 2021, by 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Interviewees selected to be part of the panel will be notified by Friday, October 1, 2021.

Interviews will be conducted remotely and IHI will coordinate all filming arrangements. The recording will take place in November and air during the IHI Forum in December. All expenses will be covered by IHI. Length of filming will be approximately one hour, with one prep call in advance.
About Brandon Stanton and Humans of New York

As the founder of Humans of New York (HONY), Brandon Stanton has emerged as one of today’s most influential storytellers. He uncovers the stories behind the stories featured on HONY, powerfully illustrating the value of sharing your experiences with others.   

With millions of social media followers, Brandon’s work illustrates the power of the Internet, the value of storytelling, and the importance of connecting with real people in a tech-driven world. Brandon’s gift for storytelling has spawned two best-selling books, Humans of New York, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and Humans of New York: Stories. On stage, he shares his own story, and the perspective he has gained since embarking on his journey to help others tell theirs.