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Resources from the White House COVID-19 Response Team and Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Image of booksThe HBCU Emergency Management Consortium is collecting resources that focus on HBCUs and emergency response training. Check back often as we add resources to the Resource Center.

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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.

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. Check out how to partner with them and join their training on 4/27 at 7pm ET - "Talking to Friends and Family about the COVID-19 Vaccines" - RSVP 
  • 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

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