As part of its HHS COVID-19 Public Education Campaign, an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of the COVID-19 Community Corps, which will play a significant role in the agency’s community-driven initiative.
Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, the COVID-19 Community Corps is a nationwide, grassroots network of local voices and trusted community leaders to encourage vaccinations, with more than 275 founding member organizations that have the collective ability to reach millions of people. This effort will mobilize health professionals, scientists, community organizations, faith leaders, businesses, rural stakeholders, civil rights organizations, sports leagues and athletes, and people from all walks of life to become leaders within their own communities to help get friends, family, and neighbors vaccinated.
Corps volunteers will receive resources to help build vaccine confidence in your community and across Franklin County, including:
- Fact sheets on vaccine safety, tips on how to talk with friends and family about the importance of vaccination, and hints for planning and attending community events
- Social media content to share with your followers (#VaccineReady)
- Regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share
Interested in learning more or in volunteering as a Corps volunteer? Check out this link: COVID-19 Community Corps | WECANDOTHIS.HHS.GOV