NY Vaccine Literacy Campaign (press release here)
The New York Vaccine Literacy Campaign was launched in May 2021 and was developed by CONVINCE USA and a team of faculty and staff at CUNY SPH. This 18-month vaccine education and engagement project is made possible with support from the New York Community Trust, the Altman Foundation, and New York State Health Foundation. The Campaign aims to lighten the load of community and direct service organizations by increasing community-level access to vaccine education and information through tailored webinars, education modules, training, and other capacity-building resources. Data tracking and resource navigation will be provide via a dashboard adapted to respond to the needs identified by community partners.
The Campaign is engaged in NYC’s five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties.
Capacity-building resources for community partners include:
- Reviewing and supporting RFP submission
- “Train the trainer” materials and pre-recorded webinars
- Technical support
- Quality improvement design and implementation
- Conversation guides for phone banking, text banking, or canvassing
- Up-to-date dosage and attitudes data
- Static communications materials
This project is guided by a Community Engagement Advisory Council:
Kevin Alexander, MPA
President and CEO, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation
Executive Director, Nyack Center
Robert Fullilove, EdD
Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Co-Director of the Cities Research Group, Columbia University
Nurse Practitioner, Westchester County Department of Health
Simone Marie L. Leeks, MS
Assistant Commissioner/Bureau Chief, New York State Homes & Community Renewal
Bob Pezzolesi, MPH
Project Manager, South Bronx COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance Project
Co-convnener, Interfaith Public Health Network
Jennifer Sarah Tiffany, PhD
Executive Director of NYC Programs, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Supervising Community Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Chief Operating Officer, Union Settlement
NY Vaccine Literacy Campaign inquiries and requests can be directed to Hannah Stuart Lathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Community Bulletin
The NY Vaccine Literacy Campaign is collaborating with New York Academy of Medicine’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Action Collaborative to write and distribute the monthly COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Community Bulletin.
Each monthly newsletter will offer timely COVID-19 vaccine news, events, case studies, funding opportunities, research, and data to support community- and faith-based organizations.
Sign up to receive this monthly bulletin here.
To share vaccine equity updates through this bulletin, contact Hannah Stuart Lathan at email@example.com.