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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Food & Vaccinations on the Fly
Capitalizing on a food distribution event at a substance abuse recovery organization late last year, the Ohio-based Famicos Foundation held a simultaneous pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic to support attendees in getting vaccinated. Famicos partnered with multiple organizations to pull off this hybrid event. While the recovery organization provided the facility, the Cleveland Minority Organ and Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP, also a CDC Foundation P4VE recipient) brought vaccine...
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A Fairytale Ending for Princess
Michigan-based Princess Brown, RN had already worked in healthcare for some 30 years when the pandemic hit. As she typically focuses on natural approaches to health and wellness, she was skeptical of the newly arrived COVID-19 vaccines. "I swore to never allow myself to be inoculated with what I termed [was] the mark of the beast,” she said. A year later, still unvaccinated, Brown found a new job as a Case Manager at Elmhurst Home, Inc., a substance abuse and mental health treatment center in...
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Radio Show Dishes Out Accurate Information
In a world struggling for fair access to quality health care and information, Chicago-based Equal Hope is on a mission to provide superior health education to their community. In addition to supplying free health resources, education on breast and cervical cancer, medical home health, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination, Equal Hope goes a step further by hosting a Saturday radio show called “Equal Health for All” on Chicago station WVON 1690AM. On the program, they host experts and doctors to...
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Websites Work!
When Emmanuel Communities set up a booth at a health fair in southern Florida, they distributed fliers in three languages — English, Spanish, and Creole – and facilitated 50 COVID-19 vaccinations. But not every attendee chose to be vaccinated that day. One gentleman who stopped by the booth was uncertain about how the vaccine would affect him and left unvaccinated – but he took a flyer home with him. After reading the flyer and later visiting Emmanuel Communities' VaxTruths website, he changed...
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Local Partnerships Build Trust
The Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) partnered with community and faith-based organizations, primarily in Southwest and Northeast Philadelphia to engage with community members in addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation relating to COVID-19. Through partnering with local and state health departments, AFRICOM coordinated the distribution of over 300 COVID-19 vaccinations and empowered immigrant community members in the Philadelphia area to make informed decisions when receiving...
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Building a Healthier Community through Artistic Expression
The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) launched the Jamaica Vaxxscene initiative to commission visual, performing, and literary artists to promote the safety, efficacy, and necessity of vaccination against COVID-19 and influenza in their Southeast Queens neighborhood of New York City. The  projects included an animated series for younger viewers and an expressive tile painting workshop for seniors. Though JCAL staff member Hernan Mery was not one of the commissioned artists, he was...
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Personal Outreach to Inmates Makes All the Difference
During the peak of the Delta Variant surge, Hawai’i’s community prisons and jails were overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19. This population has a long history of distrusting government initiatives, and their low vaccination rates added to the problem of COVID-19 spread in these correctional facilities. Recognizing the urgency of the problem, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) stepped in to provide outreach and education. In partnership with FilCom CARES and Kat Brady, Coordinator of...
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Consul-General motivates Thai-American community to vaccinate in Arizona
Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) knows the value of community engagement while advocating for high-quality, affordable healthcare for community members regardless of their legal status or languages that they speak. Check out this virtual outreach event in Arizona earlier this year, for which they recruited a Thai Consul-General to talk about the Covid-19 vaccine. APCA’s community health worker Jiraanong Manceau, a certified Thai interpreter, ably moderated the dialogue. The Consul is...
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Radio Host Survives COVID-19 and Broadcasts the Importance of Vaccines
After Goshen, Indiana, resident and popular radio host Pilar Rodriguez recovered from a severe case of COVID-19, she could not let others miss the opportunity to be protected. She became a Unite Against COVID-19 influencer with the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition (NIHHC) and shared her experience with listeners of her regional La Raza Radio program. Her story was heard over the radio across five counties, and also featured in television advertisements. NIHHC has provided more than 2...
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