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Toolkit: Former Soviet Union Vaccination Communications

Author(s): Washington State Dept of Health
Date: July 15, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
The Washington Department of Health collaborated with community-based partners, local governments, and a communications firm to create accessible resources designed to resonate with people from the Former Soviet Union who are not yet vaccinated. These materials are available online in Russian and Ukrainian and explain how COVID-19 vaccines work, address vaccine myths, and help people …

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Guide: Welcome Booklet for Refugees: Information about COVID-19

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: July 8, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This welcome booklet provides important information to help refugees and their families stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic after arriving to the United States. When talking with newly arrived refugees, local refugee health partners and resettlement agency staff should reiterate concepts in the Welcome Booklet and provide them with local and state COVID-19 information and …

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Tool or Template: Social Media Graphics – I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: July 7, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These social media graphics, available in more than 30 languages, are designed to encourage community members to get vaccinated. Profile pictures and picture frames are both available. There are ready-to-use and customizable versions.
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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: July 7, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet discusses the rare side effects of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine. It explains the blood clot side effect that occurred, that it was extremely rare, that you should watch for certain symptoms after receiving the J&J vaccine, that the J&J vaccine is still safe, and that other vaccine options are available. …

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Blog Post: How to Maintain a Community-Centered Approach While Developing Vaccine Messaging

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Media and Communications
As COVID-19 vaccination rates plateau, it is vital to put clients at the center of the work. It is critical to hear directly from the community to develop tailored health messaging that is contextualized in the lives of the people with the lived experience. This blog post includes tips for receiving this detailed information and maintaining a community-centered approach while developing vaccine messaging.
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Guide: Recommendations for Welcoming and Inclusive Vaccination Sites

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 2, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This guide includes tips and best practices for creating inclusive vaccination sites including staffing, a welcoming environment, engagement, and communications materials.
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Video: Reflections Series: How COVID-19 Changed Our Lives

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video series, featuring different guests, highlights the ways that COVID-19 has affected the lives of refugees, immigrants and migrants. Featured speakers include Elder Villatoro, Alicia Cervantes, Every Gyi, Maribel Ovalle, and Osman Said.

Podcast: Leading During Times of Transition: The Community View

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 24, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
This episode features host Kay Bellor interviewing Henny Ohr, Founder and Executive Director, Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) Iowa. They discuss the challenges experienced by EMBARC during the COVID-19 pandemic including providing essential services to clients while protecting staff and how the refugee resettlement program can be improved moving forward. This …

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Archived Webinar: Practical Approaches for Discussing COVID-19 Vaccines with Clients

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: May 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This webinar discusses how to build clients’ trust and strengthen your ability to answer clients’ commonly asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine while reinforcing their safety, dignity, and agency.
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Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities

Author(s): NRC-RIM
Date: May 10, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Bringing healthcare, including COVID-19 vaccinations, to where people live, work, learn, and play has promising potential to improve community engagement and communities. This guide lists seven steps for health professionals, public health departments, and community organizations to help plan vaccination events for RIM communities. Mobile vaccination campaigns, in coordination with community-based or faith-based organizations, can …

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