The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) published three new promising practices that have shown to have a positive impact in local settings across the country. Consider replicating these strategies in your community:
- The Champaign Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) partnered with trusted community messengers to identify and recruit eligible RIM community members to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine efforts.
- The Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition partnered with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to implement a statewide referral system that connects any community member in quarantine or isolation with social services.
- The Refugee Women’s Network (RWN) partnered with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) and Ethne Health clinic to facilitate virtual, multilingual COVID-19 vaccine educational workshops.
NRC-RIM continues to partner with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to provide funding and technical assistance to health departments and their community partners to implement innovative COVID-19 response strategies like these. For more ideas on how to enhance your vaccine rollout efforts, check out these upcoming webinars:
- May 19: Practical Approaches for Discussing COVID-19 Vaccines With Clients
- May 27: Community-Led COVID-19 Messaging that Supports Vaccine Confidence
- Multi-Language COVID-19 Vaccine Education Workshops
- Referral Systems for Vaccine Access
- COVID-19 Vaccine Sign Up and Recruitment through Trusted Messengers
- Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities
Vaccination Campaign Materials
- Get the Facts & Get Vaccinated
- Pashto | Dari | Tamil | (Sgaw) Karen
- “After You’re Vaccinated” Fact Sheets
- Oromo | French | Russian | Portuguese | Amharic | Lao | Somali | Spanish | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Dari | Kinyarwanda | Ukrainian | Vietnamese | Tagalog | Pashto | Urdu