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Changing the COVID Conversation
Shares findings from a series of polls and focus groups that addressed the messaging and language most likely to build support for COVID-19 public health measures and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: de Beaumont Foundation
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Rapid Community Assessment Guide
Guide to help healthcare providers and other organizations understand the concerns of their communities related to COVID-19 vaccination and identify strategies to increase vaccination confidence.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Health Disparities
Provides provisional COVID-19 death counts based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health Statistics. Includes weekly death rate data for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities
Fact sheets and other resources to help communities most impacted by COVID-19 and encourage involvement in addressing COVID-19 disparities. Covers basic information on COVID-19, vaccination, clinical trials, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in research.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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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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COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index
State, county, and census-tract data on communities where people are at greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Identifies areas vulnerable due to barriers related to healthcare access, social determinants of health, and other facts. Also provides data related to COVID-19 rates, testing, mask wearing, critical risk workers, and race/ethnicity.
Additional links: U.S. Data Explorer
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Surgo Ventures
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Additional links: A Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitation Guide, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Note-Taking Guide & Template, Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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Provider Bridge
Connects healthcare professionals with state agencies and healthcare entities to increase access to care for patients in rural and underserved communities, and assists in mobilizing volunteer healthcare professionals during public health emergencies. Features COVID-19 resources including state-by-state telehealth information and links to help providers find answers to telehealth licensure questions.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federation of State Medical Boards
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