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COVID-19 Vaccine:  Tips from your Community Health Worker

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Operations, Promising Practice, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Health Equity, Population Health, Enabling Services (ES), Patient Engagement, COVID-19.

Keywords: Agricultural Workers, Community Health Workers, Patient Education, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Immunization, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants, Rural Health Services.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)

Language: English Spanish

Developed by: MHP Salud (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: COVID-19 vaccines are a critical tool to help stop the spread of disease and protect our communities. MHP Salud\'s Tips from your Community Health Worker resource for is designed for health workers supporting patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The tips and resources aim to help health centers build vaccine confidence among the migrant and agricultural worker population and their families.

Resource Details: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It has been impacting countries around the world, including the United States. Most people infected will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment, however, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. This resource covers how Community Health Workers are uniquely equipped to help the community cope with challenges faced due to COVID-19.T his resource provides a tool for CHWs to inform their community on side effects of the vaccine, but most importantly on the benefit of the protection provided from the vaccine for themselves, their family and the community.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.