Resources for Trusted Messengers & Cultural Leaders
Message from the Project Director
Steps for setting up a Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Good Health WINs Media & Information
Toolkits and Other Educational Resources
- The Ad Council has developed community-specific toolkits for Black, Hispanic/Latino, faith, public health, and employer communities with messaging tips, FAQs and other resources to help organizations increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.Included within these resources are videos, study guides, event templates and more.
- Questions & Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines | The Ad Council (getvaccineanswers.org)
- Toolkit for Black Communities | Ad Council COVID-19 Initiative (blackcommunityvaccinetoolkit.org)
- Toolkit for Faith Communities | Ad Council COVID-19 Initiative (faithcommunityvaccinetoolkit.org)
- Toolkit for Hispanic Communities | Ad Council COVID-19 Initiative (hispaniccommunityvaccinetoolkit.org)
COVID-19 Community Corps
- Would you like to join the COVID-19 Community Corps? As a member, you’ll receive timely, accurate information to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. By encouraging them to get vaccinated, you’ll help protect them – and allow all of us to safely gather together again.
As a Corps member, you’ll get resources to help you build vaccine confidence in your community, including:
- Fact sheets on vaccine safety, tips on how to talk with friends and family about the importance of vaccination, and hints for planning and attending community events
- Social media content to share with your followers
- Regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share. You can sign up here: https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/covidcommunitycorps
We hope you will join.
Ensuring Equity on COVID-19 Vaccinations
- As stated by the CDC, “Health equity is when all members of society enjoy a fair and just opportunity to be healthy as possible.” COVID-19 vaccinations present an important opportunity to ensure that all members of society can be as healthy as possible.
Racial Equity Guidebook developed on behalf of Black Coalition against COVID-19 addresses equitable vaccine use in the community, including through faith-based and community partnerships.
Made to Save is national grassroots effort to ensure communities hardest hit by the pandemic have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines and accurate, timely information.
Faith4Vaccines is an inclusive, multifaith movement comprised of local and national religious leaders, as well as medical professionals, who are working together to identify and resolve current gaps in vaccine mobilization, outreach, and uptake.
FEMA document on protecting civil rights during disasters, including during COVID-19: https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_civil-rights_bulletin_03-04-2021.pdf
Engaging Vaccinating Organizations
- If your community is interested in supporting state and local vaccine programs, use the CDC’s locator to determine local vaccine efforts, contact your state or local health department or state Association of Immunization Manager (AIM) to find out when, where, and how vaccines are being made available in your community. Also, check in with your local Community Health Center, which may have received funding to increase vaccine access.
- You can also contact pharmacies like those within Walmart and Rite Aid sites who presented on the webinar. You can also find pharmacies participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy program here.
- More information about State health officials can be found at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).
- More information about Local health officials can be found at National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
- Learn more about Community Health Centers at the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Getting Involved with Vaccine Efforts
- The Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) released a two-page overview How Can Faith Leaders Help End the COVID-19 Pandemic? Support the COVID-19 vaccination effort.
- The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine has a variety of materials and resources supporting equitable vaccine engagement and community-based partnerships, including information on:
- Equitable Vaccine Implementation
- Engaging Community-Based Organizations to be Vaccination Partners
- Increasing Vaccine Confidence through Communication and Community Engagement.
- FEMA has also developed a guidebook communities can consider in setting up vaccination centers of all sizes. – Community Vaccination Centers Playbook | FEMA.gov.
- Health Equity Task Force – The Office of Minority Health (hhs.gov)
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response | FEMA.gov
- Partner Coordination Efforts to Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Practices •Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships: Model Practices to Increase Influenza Prevention Among Hard-to-Reach Populations
- Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
- Engaging with Community- and Faith-Based Organizations in Public Health Emergencies
- GHW’s acknowledges All In: Partnering with Faith and Community in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts for their additional vaccine resources