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Vaccine Equity Program

The Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) is launching a statewide vaccine education and equity program to inform communities of color about the history, safety, and efficacy of vaccines. MHC is a health advocacy organization founded one hundred years ago in response to the deadly tuberculosis epidemic. Since 1920, MHC has advocated for and educated Massachusetts residents on all matters of prevention, including the critical role vaccinations play in ensuring public health. The COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 has caused over a half million deaths and billions of dollars in lost economic activity. The disease impacts poor communities and communities of color disproportionately as this population is more likely to work in essential roles, and unable to stay safe at home. A COVID-19 vaccine is vital to saving lives, especially in communities of color
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health
African Americans or Black
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
General public
Project Lead:
David Martin
Funding Source: 
NER
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$19500
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded