Addressing Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Efforts

Hospital and health system leaders and caregivers must work hard to build trust within these communities and engage in strategies that will be effective in overcoming vaccine hesitancy.

To support the important COVID-19 vaccination effort, the American Hospital Association is expanding on existing alliances and building new collaborative efforts to disseminate and amplify accurate, accessible information to communities most impacted by the pandemic. We’ve compiled resources to assist hospitals and health systems address the specific needs of various patient populations to engender trust and empower informed decision-making that can protect individuals, loved ones, and those disproportionately suffering from COVID-19.



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Podcasts and resources highlighting efforts to improve equitable distribution and access to the COVID-19 vaccine.





Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions regarding a medical condition.

Spotlight: AHA COVID-19 Resources for Communities of Color

Hospital Partners with Faith-based Group to Vaccinate Muslim Community

Throughout the COVID-19 hospitals and health systems have been forging new partnerships with stakeholders to ensure ongoing care for their patients, health care workers and communities. To highlight these efforts, AHA has launched a new series of resources called Joining Hands for Great...

Health Inequities in the Latinx Community: COVID-19 and The Flu

In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Rita Carreon, deputy vice president for health, UnidosUS, about health inequities in Latinx communities...

Partnering to Address COVID-19 in Under an Hour

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems are challenged with a limited supply of screening/testing kits as well as a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, ventilators, respirators, space, etc. Hospitals cannot adequately respond to these challenges alo...

COVID-19: Vaccination and Distribution in Black and LatinX Communities

In this conversation, Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy, talks with Sonia Perez, Chief Operating Officer, UnidosUS, and Clint Odom, Senior Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, National Urban League and Executive Director, National Urban League’s Washin...

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