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Early Insights from the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative   [open html - 0B]

From the Document: "As of early November 2021, more than 78 percent of U.S. adults had received at least one dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. However, vaccination rates among communities that identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) continue to lag relative to their shares of the total population. Even more striking are inequities by race and ethnicity in vaccination rates relative to COVID-19 mortality. For instance, Black non-Latinx Chicago residents accounted for 40 percent of deaths from COVID-19 but only 21 percent of those who are fully vaccinated. [...] The Equity-First Vaccination Initiative (EVI), supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, aims to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States and, over the longer term, strengthen the public health system to achieve more-equitable outcomes. [...] The EVI has also engaged several additional partners, including the RAND Corporation, to support the CBOs [community-based organizations] in measuring, evaluating, and scaling up their learning. These partners [1] facilitate an inclusive and equity-focused learning community; [2] provide technical assistance to counter misinformation and disinformation and develop evidence-based messaging around COVID-19 vaccination; [and 3] support CBOs' data collection and analysis to inform their vaccination approaches and track progress. This brief focuses on strategies to 'increase access to COVID-19 vaccination'; other products will report on communication and messaging efforts by the CBOs."

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