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.
View resources and developments related to COVID-19.
#MyWhy: Share why you got the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
References and Resources
- CDC media statement on racism and health
- FEMA Advisory: FEMA Ensures Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines
- Resources for Addressing Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Efforts
- AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity