Success at a Glance

Explore this collection of brief stories celebrating the innovations and accomplishments of our partners as they work to create healthier and more resilient communities.

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Making Shopping Trips Healthier
At a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic situated outside a grocery store in Philadelphia, the organization ACHIEVEability worried they weren’t reaching enough people. The team decided to take their outreach a step further and began inviting grocery shoppers inside the store to come out and have a conversation with the team. One team member even assisted a man in finding the perfect chorizo for a gumbo recipe in exchange for five minutes of his time talking about the vaccine. The man, as well as...
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Bingo as a Game Changer in Beating COVID-19 & Flu
At Cleveland Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP), helping dialysis patients to get vaccinated against infectious diseases is a top priority. The group came up with a creative solution to inform and educate their clientele: two full days of Bingo games at the Centers for Dialysis Care West facility. The Bingo cards included information about COVID-19 and flu vaccines in each square. The games were a hit, with patients not only brushing up on their scientific knowledge, but...
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Let It Snow
Since February 2020, The Pui Tak Center, a Chicago-based community partner of the Asian Health Coalition, has hosted over 150 vaccination clinics and vaccinated over 16,500 people. One winter morning, the vaccine clinic’s team felt certain that they wouldn’t get much traffic due to a big snowstorm that was creating icy, treacherous roads. But despite the weather, several people showed up for their booster shots before the clinic even opened. Ultimately close to 30 people were vaccinated that day...
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Debunking Myths and Encouraging Prevention Through Vaccination
In August 2021, the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) organized two COVID-19 outreach events, in partnership with Prince George’s County, MD and the Nigerian Nurses Association. In addition to offering both first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, nurses and staff provided encouragement and answers for community members and as well as interpretation services for community members who spoke Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa languages. The AWCAA team had a conversation with one...
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After Illness, Finding Support for COVID-19 Vaccination
Back in 2021, Mr. Juan, a 39-year-old Spanish-speaking construction worker living in Dallas Texas, questioned whether COVID-19 was “as bad” as some people said. Adding to his hesitation, his working hours made it challenging to get the vaccine, he did not have health insurance coverage, and he lacked the necessary internet access to make a vaccine appointment.  Unfortunately, Mr. Juan became sick with COVID-19 in December 2021, and became so ill that he required hospitalization. After recovering...
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Vaccination Support for Asian Communities
Asian Health Services (AHS)’s regular mobile clinics serve predominately Vietnamese and Cantonese-speaking Asian communities in Oakland, CA.  These clinics provide multilingual COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and educational information. Although community members were initially hesitant, the option to speak in their native languages and the consistent presence of the AHS clinics has helped to ease people’s fears and encourage them to take advantage of all the available COVID-19 services. AHS has...
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Overcoming Language Barriers to Vaccination
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui recently held a vaccine clinic for their community, in partnership with Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center. At the event, the organizations offered materials in no fewer than 10 different languages, and also enlisted the help of health workers to act as translators on site. During the event, a Marshallese-speaking family came in for more information about the vaccines. Because they were able to speak in their own language with a translator, the whole family ended up...
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Meeting Workers Where They Are
Santa Barbara County is known for its agricultural bounty, supported and harvested by migrant workers who primarily speak Spanish, or an indigenous dialect, Mixteco. To fight COVID-19 in this community, Children and Family Resource Services, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Promotores Network, went directly to the fields to educate workers and provide protective masks and COVID-19 tests. They also got the word out about vaccination through Spanish and Mixteco-language outreach on...
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Supporting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, obtaining accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines can come with increased challenges. In Broward County Florida, vaccination sites lacked American Sign Language (ASL) and other language interpreters, and some community members struggled to obtain accurate information when they went to get vaccinated.  To combat the problem, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Broward hosted several vaccine clinics at their office, providing ASL and Spanish...
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