Vaccine Education Equity Fund grants were awarded to the following organizations in Missouri:
ArtsTech, Kansas City, MO
Engage high school youth in developing culturally relevant vaccine safety messages for a health-focused weekly radio program that focuses on a predominately Black audience.
Black Health Care Coalition, Kansas City, MO
Implement agency’s “Is the Science Safe?” public information campaign to address vaccine hesitancy, connect Black residents to vaccine sites, and incorporate messages at home day cares and barber/beauty salons.
BlaqOut, Kansas City Metro Area
Engage HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ advocates and other individuals through direct messages, social media and storytelling to address vaccine concerns in the Black community.
Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center, Kansas City, MO
Provide vaccine education to Black and Latinx families, including co-hosted education forums with Swope Health Services.
Front Porch Alliance, Kansas City, MO
Disseminate testing, safety and vaccination information to residents in targeted Zip codes through direct mail, website and community programming.
Guadalupe Centers, Kansas City, MO
Expand outreach to Hispanic community through trained staff, public service and social media communications, and distribution of bilingual print materials.
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri, Lafayette County
Use rural health network and health center staff, partners and events to organize education, testing and vaccine distribution.
Jewish Vocational Service, Kansas City Metro Area
Train agency staff and refugee community navigators to provide COVID information and host multilingual forums for addressing vaccine concerns.
Mattie Rhodes Center, Kansas City Metro Area
Partner with Spanish-language news media and health leaders to produce bilingual COVID videos to increase understanding and acceptance of the vaccine.
Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund, Lafayette County
Provide vaccine information, scheduling and transportation for migrant farmworkers in coordination with county health department.
MORE2 – Kansas City Metro Area
Use grassroots engagement strategies to address vaccine safety, with focus on six faith groups serving Black, Latinx and immigrant members in the metro area.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center/Mexican Consulate, Kansas City, MO
Leverage health partnership with the Mexican Consulate to provide bilingual COVID education and address vaccine misconceptions.
St. Stephen Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
Leverage services of historic Black church to build a resource map and conduct outreach using teleconferences, canvassing, events and social media.
Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Metro Area
Partner with the National Urban League and CDC Health Equity, Vaccine Hesitancy and Update Initiative to educate Black and Latinx communities on the efficacy and availability of vaccines, including collaboration with the Urban Council and elected leaders working in focus Zip code neighborhoods.
Urban Summit, Kansas City Metro Area
Develop a “COVID-Connection” communications program using network of partners and social, digital and news media focused on Black audiences to disseminate vaccine information.
Uzazi Village, Kansas City Metro Area
Build on perinatal health services for Black and Latinx women to provide culturally relevant information on COVID and the vaccine.