n4a Joins National Aging and Health Partners in Launch of COVID-19 Vaccination Equity Effort
In response to inequities in the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in many communities of color and with the surge in COVID-19 cases due to the more transmissible Delta variant, n4a has joined a collaborative of national aging and health groups in an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
This partnership—Communities RISE Together—aims to deploy community-based organizations and community workers to promote vaccinations within communities of color, Native American, rural, immigrant/migrant and low-income older adult populations in more than 220 counties in over 25 states and territories with low vaccination rates.
As part of this partnership, n4a will be working with AAAs and Aging Network partners in 12 states and more than 40 counties to support outreach, education and facilitation efforts related to COVID-19 vaccines. This specific opportunity is an important one for the Aging Network to work with public health partners to advance health care outcomes through a nationally scaled effort. The project is an exciting way for AAAs and the Aging Network to show our value, our efficacy and our ability to connect deep into communities with at-risk consumers, while simultaneously driving excellent outcomes. More information about the Aging Network's and n4a's involvement in this effort will be available in the coming weeks.