FRAMINGHAM – The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) has received a $ 12,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to support its education campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Vaccine Equity Initiative was created by DPH – then handed over to a local nonprofit Health Care For All (HCFA) – to support a tailor-made community approach around the individual needs identified by each municipality. . Part of this awareness includes identifying gaps and mapping available resources to reduce barriers to immunization in 20 cities identified and most disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
As a partner in the vaccine education campaign, the Learning Center for the Deaf will work with the HCFA to support activities related to a vaccination awareness and awareness campaign, including, but not limited to. limit :
- Public awareness campaigns;
- Design and distribution of materials in multiple languages, including American Sign Language;
- Awareness of all deaf and hard of hearing communities;
- Educational marketing through email, in-person events (when it is safe to do so) and social media;
- Sharing information about the COVID-10 vaccine and / or promoting vaccination clinics in the area, and / or helping people register for these clinics;
Founded in 1985, HCFA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to advocate for health justice in Massachusetts by working to promote health equity and coverage and access.
The Vaccine Equity Initiative is a collaborative project with various key stakeholders, including local boards of health, local community and faith-based organizations, community health centers, and community health workers who can support grassroots outreach.
To learn more, visit TLCDeaf.org/VaccineEquity