Investing in Community-Led Interventions to Improve COVID-19 & Other Health Outcomes in Rural New England

Feb 16, 2023
1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This session will provide an overview of the Rural Vaccine Equity Initiative. It will show how community-led upstream and downstream work are paired to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake as well as address the underlying root causes for poor health outcomes in rural areas. It will demonstrate how investing in community-based organizations has the power to improve health outcomes at the community and systems levels. It will address the implementation in Connecticut and Massachusetts of the National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities, a grant made to the Department of Public Health by the CDC.