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Vaccine Ambassador Program and Job Description

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Human Resources, Health Equity.

Keywords: Hiring, Immunization, Job Descriptions, Persons Experiencing Homelessness.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Template.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: English

Sponsored by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Developed by: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: As communities embark on COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, they are confronting a long history of discrimination and negative interactions with medical services experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups and people experiencing homelessness (PEH), which can contribute to mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. To build vaccine confidence, communities should consider hiring Vaccine Ambassadors to engage PEH and homeless service providers by facilitating two-way communication and disseminating accurate vaccine information. This document describes how.

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.