Trust Inspires Rapid Vaccine Response
Resource Topic: Promising/Best Practices, Operations, Emerging Issues
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Health Equity, Population Health , Leadership.
Keywords: Access to Care, Community Engagement, Partnerships, Safety Net Providers.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors' C-Suite (CEO, CFO, CIO, CMO, COO, etc.)
National Association of Community Health Centers
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Resource Summary: This short article describes the real-time efforts of a Primary Care Association (PCA) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for health centers from a local hospital system when the state-supply did not arrive. The article outlines several key organizational practices that enables the PCA to leverage trust, relationships and coordination for a successful outcome during the emergency. These lessons are transferrable as part of ongoing emergency preparation.