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HUD Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership Webinars

Following last week’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement of a joint effort to increase vaccine access at HUD-assisted communities, HUD this week announced that it will be hosting a series of COVID-19 webinars focusing on housing and health partnerships, the COVID-19 vaccine, and community health workers. The webinars are:

  • Health Center 101: Building Housing/Health Partnerships, Wed., May 12, 2021 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    • Want to bring more health resources to your community? Whether you've been working with your community health partner for a day or a decade, learn the tricks of the trade for more effective health/housing partnerships.
    • Register here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge: Tools and Resources, Wed., May 19, 2021 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    • Building on the joint HUD-HHS partnership, presenters will highlight ways you can further your COVID-19 vaccination effort, including mapping tools, transportation opportunities, and examples of successful COVID-19 vaccination partnerships.
    • Register here.
  • The Missing Link: Community Health Workers, Wed., May 26, 2021 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    • Looking for trusted messengers in your community? They've been there all along! Resident champions bridge the gap between health and housing; see how community health workers can boost your vaccine efforts!
    • Register here.

HUD also announced that it will be co-hosting a virtual “vaccine confidence boot camp” with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This will be a "hands-on" training designed to introduce participants to basic vaccine confidence concepts, best practices, and offer practical advice on successful communication, community engagement, and troubleshooting techniques. More information is available here.

Contact: Sara Neitzel, sneitzel@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8835