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Partnerships Key to COVID-19 Vaccinations in Rural and Frontier Central Idaho
Describes how a public health district in rural Idaho worked with trusted community organizations to encourage acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination and improve access.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series Resource Center
Resource portal provides behavioral health disaster resources. Searchable portal allows filtering by type of disaster, target audience, and resource population such as American Indians and Alaska Natives and rural populations, among other indicators.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center
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Urban Indian Health Institute COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Provides information resources to address COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy in Native American communities. Tools include vaccination messaging and conversation guides, fact sheet, social media resources, and video interviews.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Urban Indian Health Institute
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Strategies for Reaching People with Limited Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Identifies approaches to help those who may need assistance accessing COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses strategies related to appointment scheduling, transportation, help for paid and unpaid caregivers, reaching those who are homebound or isolated, and vaccine hesitancy. Offers resources for state health officials.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVIDVaxView: COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Vaccine Confidence
An interactive tool for exploring data on COVID-19 vaccination coverage, uptake, and intention by a variety of different factors, including geography, date of data collection, demographics, and more. Includes data by urban, suburban, and rural location in the Demographics section.
Additional links: COVIDVaxView Interactive!
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community
Identifies evidence-based strategies communities can use to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake. For each strategy, describes the barriers it addresses and research base for the approach.
Additional links: Addendum: Rural Considerations for Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Strategies
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
Highlights rural health disparities in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Presents data on mental and behavioral health, obesity and physical activity, diabetes, tobacco use, oral health, and demographic factors such as housing, education, and health insurance, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
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How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
Strategies for sharing accurate information on COVID-19 and addressing misinformation using evidence-based messaging.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Talking with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccination
Explains motivational interviewing as a tool healthcare professionals can use to talk with patients and families about COVID-19 vaccination. Identifies four steps to apply this approach during a patient visit.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Covid-19 Dashboard for Rural America
A collection of maps and charts providing data on rural COVID-19 trends related to vaccinations, cases, and deaths through February 2023.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Daily Yonder
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