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Vaccinating Rural America: Q&A with Dr. Amanda Cohn
An interview with Amanda Cohn, MD, Chief Medical Officer on the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. Discusses CDC resources, funding, and other support to help organizations increase vaccination rates in underserved communities such as rural, tribal, and communities of color.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative
Vaccine education resources designed to reach different audiences, including communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Includes TV, radio, print, and digital public service announcements.
Additional links: Black Community Education Toolkit, Black Faith Community Toolkit, Community Education Toolkit, Hispanic Community Education Toolkit, Hispanic Faith Community Toolkit
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Ad Council, COVID Collaborative
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National Center for Mobility Management Covid-19 Resource Center
Shares examples of how transit agencies are helping with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Includes upcoming and recorded webinars showing how transportation and public health agencies can collaborate to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines. Also provides links to information on transit use of federal COVID-19 funding for vaccination-related transportation.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Mobility Management
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COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Index
Identifies barriers each county is likely to face in achieving high COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Provides county-level information on historic undervaccination, sociodemographic barriers, resource-constrained healthcare systems, healthcare accessibility barriers, and irregular care seeking behavior. Report includes discussion of rural-specific barriers and concerns.
Additional links: Report: The U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Index: Leaving No Community Behind in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars
Up-to-date guidance for clinicians from subject matter experts on key emergency preparedness and response topics. Many recent calls are focused on COVID-19 vaccination and related concerns. Slides and webinar recordings for past COCA calls are available.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19: Vaccines
Resources and information for the public on COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses frequently asked questions related to the vaccine and covers how the vaccine works, who will be vaccinated first, benefits of vaccination, information on the different vaccines, and more. Includes links to state/territory health departments for information on how to get a vaccine.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
Provides county-by-county data on the risk level related to COVID-19 of attending an event, given the event size and location. Covers events from 10 to 5,000 potential attendees.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University
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Key Considerations for Counties in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans
Resources and information to help counties plan for an equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Lists state distribution plans, as well as background information and resources on the vaccines, distribution planning, state and local coordination, and more. Offers a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations and key considerations for counties.Includes state-level data vaccine doses distributed and administered.
Additional links: NACo Brief: Legislative Summary of CDC Playbook
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Iowa - COVID-19 in Iowa
Information on Iowa's response to COVID-19. Reports statistics on testing, positive cases, and deaths, including data by county. Also lists information on vaccination, locations and schedules for testing, guidance and proclamations, and health and other resources for Iowa residents.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: State of Iowa
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