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During Black History Month, Providing Life-Saving Vaccines for Communities of Color
Partnership is at the heart of much of the work that the nonprofit Gwinnett Coalition does to address the needs of residents in Gwinnett County, located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.
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Funding The Vaccine Equity Project
To solve problems facing individual communities, community-level outreach and collaboration are key. They are also the foundational principles for the Partnering for Vaccine Equity program, which supports more than 500 organizations in a shared effort to increase vaccine confidence and uptake via influential messengers. 
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Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc.
Korean immigrants and the wider Asian community faced significant communication obstacles when New York City began administering COVID-19 vaccines in the spring of 2021. Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS) stepped in to help bridge these gaps.
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Success at a Glance
Reaching Rural Communities Across Mississippi
The Institute for the Advancement of Minority Health (IAMH) has partnered with local NAACP chapters across Mississippi to reach more rural counties and provide free access to the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as PPE, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and a range of educational materials. IAMH recently hosted a health fair in Amite County, MS. Rural counties are often underserved and can experience health disparities as a result of low access to services. The Amite County health fair allowed over...
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Drag Queen Dazzles at Viva La Fiesta
On April 9, 2022, Project EMPOWER of BEAT AIDS hosted a health fair called Viva La Fiesta. In contrast to more traditional fairs, this event delivered educational resources, screenings, and vaccinations in conjunction with a dramatic performance by Drag Queen Sasha Taylor Lord. Community members and partner organizations donated food and prizes, and a collaborator posed as “Max the Vax”—a human vaccination character who worked the crowd, sharing information about the importance of vaccination...
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Puppets Join the Conversation in Philly’s Chinatown
The team at the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation believes that one of the best ways to reach vaccine-hesitant people is through the arts. They created a campaign featuring two colorful puppet characters, Bo and Momo, who speak about issues related to vaccine hesitancy including fear, judgement, and family disagreements. The two characters were featured in the organization’s short YouTube videos, social media posts and various signs and flyers. Through partnerships with the Asian...
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