COVID inoculation rates in U.S. minority communities are lower compared to white communities. Studies show that causes of lower vaccination rates include inaccessibility of vaccination sites, language barriers, deportation fears by undocumented immigrants, the digital divide, misinformation about vaccine effectiveness and safety, lack of trust in government institutions and drug companies, and other factors.
Join the American Public Health Association (APHA), the GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health, MDB, and SSF, in a free 90-minute webinar explaining HHS tools, data, and approaches to raise vaccination rates in underserved communities including the Department of Commerce’s Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) program that uses granular data to measure individuals and community capacity to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Panelists from Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services providing the latest tools, technical assistance, and grants for addressing equity and reaching underserved communities. The Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division of the Census Bureau demonstrating the Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) program that uses granular data to measure individuals and community capacity to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.