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NACCHO Awards Funding to Local Health Departments to Support Efforts to Increase Rates of Vaccination Against COVID-19

May 10, 2021 | Theresa Spinner

“The project is designed to identify needs of local health departments to reach and protect at-risk or vulnerable populations and will include collaboration and coordination with partners at the national, state, and local level to provide capacity building and technical assistance, training, information sharing, and material development to strengthen public health immunization strategies.”

Washington, DC, May 10, 2021The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Services Divisions, has awarded 10 local health departments funding to support local efforts to maintain and increase immunization coverage levels of routinely recommended vaccines including influenza, as well as protect vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project is designed to identify needs of local health departments to reach and protect at-risk or vulnerable populations and will include collaboration and coordination with partners at the national, state, and local level to provide capacity building and technical assistance, training, information sharing, and material development to strengthen public health immunization strategies.

Local health departments awardees, which will receive up to $25,000 for the project are:

  • Boston Public Health Commission, MA
  • Central District Health, ID
  • Ingham County Health Department, MI
  • City of Lubbock Health Department, TX
  • City of Minneapolis Health Department, MN
  • Moffat County Health Department, CO
  • County of Onslow Health Department, NC
  • Pima County Health Department, AZ
  • San Juan Basin Public Health, CO
  • Williamson County and Cities Health District, TX

Project activities will include: (1) Technical assistance and information sharing between demonstration sites and partners, subject matter experts, and NACCHO which may include training opportunities and/or implementation support; (2) Collaboration between local health departments, partners and NACCHO to develop new or update existing resources addressing the importance of vaccine uptake for routine, influenza, and/or COVID-19 vaccines; and (3) Collaboration with stakeholders representing at-risk or vulnerable populations (e.g., those representing racial or ethnic populations) and sectors (e.g., schools, faith-based institutions) critical for supporting immunization efforts.

For more information on NACCHOs Immunization work please visit our webpage.

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About NACCHO
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.


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About Theresa Spinner

Theresa Spinner is the Director, Media and Public Relations at NACCHO.

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