Stay Well Vaccinates Over 400 People for National Minority Health Month
WASHINGTON — April 24, 2023 — The Stay Well Community Health Initiative’s Nationwide Vaccination Day delivered over 400 COVID-19 vaccinations and free health resources to hundreds of people in a single Saturday on April 22, 2023. In recognition of April being National Minority Health Month, the Stay Well Community Health Initiative and the We Can Do This Campaign partnered with seven community-based organizations as part of this nationwide activation focused on providing vaccine equity and access:
– 100 Black Men of America
– Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
– Black Nurse Collaborative
– Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
– The Links, Incorporated
– Top Ladies of Distinction
– W. Montague Cobb/National Medical Association (NMA)
Black individuals have historically faced health care inequities and Black communities continue to have barriers to healthcare access. That is why the Stay Well Community Health Initiative designed specific events to bring health-related resources to Black communities. Stay Well’s Nationwide Vaccination Day took place in 21 cities across the country in partnership with the We Can Do This COVID-19 Public Education Campaign. The event had activations in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC and many more predominantly Black cities.
To learn more, visit the Stay Well Health Hub.
About The Stay Well Community Health Initiative
Stay Well events are designed to bring health-related resources to Black communities across the country. Stay Well has partnered with local health agencies and community-based organizations in select cities to educate Black communities while working to make vaccine resources more accessible. These fairs feature panel discussions with local, trusted Black health care professionals on the continued impact of COVID vaccines and emerging variants.