BOSTON (SHNS) – The Harvard Pilgrim Well being Care Basis and Tufts Well being Plan Basis are giving a complete of $1 million in grants to 42 organizations throughout 5 New England states to broaden COVID-19 vaccine schooling, consciousness, and outreach efforts in communities of shade.
Together with teams from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, the awardees embrace 13 Massachusetts organizations: African Group Training Program in Worcester ($20,000); Cambodian Mutual Help Affiliation in Lowell ($25,000); Larger Boston Latino Community ($25,000); Larger Lawrence Group Motion Council ($25,000); La Colaborativa in Chelsea ($25,000); Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition ($45,000); Massachusetts League of Group Well being Facilities ($50,000); New North Residents Council in Springfield ($20,000); One Holyoke Group Improvement Company ($20,000); Pinnacle Partnerships in Brockton ($20,000); Public Well being Institute of Western Mass. ($30,000); Resilient Sisterhood Venture in Boston ($20,000); and Worcester Interfaith ($25,000).
Harvard Pilgrim Well being Care and Tufts Well being Plan final month mixed into one group, and the well being plans described the grants as their “first joint group funding.”
Michael Curry, president, and CEO of the Mass. League of Group Well being Facilities, stated in a press release that the cash will assist his group “construct our workforce capability to interact sufferers in conversations about their COVID-19 vaccine questions and issues.”
“Addressing hesitancy in Black and Brown communities, which is grounded in centuries of mistreatment by the medical system, requires that workers at each stage of our organizations present the knowledge and instruments sufferers must make their very own selections about this life-saving measure,” Curry stated.