Angel Romero Ruiz

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine at Lyon Park

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NC Farm School Coming to Durham in Fall 2021

This fall, the North Carolina Farm School, an entrepreneurial program run by North Carolina State University for new and beginning farmers with the aim of increasing their business success, will be hosted by Durham County Cooperative Extension. The program will begin on August 2, 2021, and run through November 8, 2021. Durham County agriculture agents, …

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FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will implement COVID-19 funeral assistance in April. People who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation. FEMA is working to set up a dedicated toll-free (800) phone number for funeral assistance. You will be able to call this number to get an application completed with …

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Launches Life Expectancy Calculator Based on Location

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created as tool that allows users to calculate the life expectancy in their area. Data can be a powerful tool to promote health equity, especially for understanding and improving life expectancy. Click here to enter your street address or zip code

New Access to Multilingual Resources and Materials for Medicare Providers

The HHS Office of Minority Health has partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other HHS agencies to identify and compile multilingual resources and materials for Medicare providers to assist them in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Translated resources include materials and information regarding specific diseases and conditions, health insurance, …

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Tackling COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Nonelderly Adults

Research findings from the Urban Institute’s December 2020 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey indicates that more than one-third of non-elderly adults may be unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with rates of vaccine hesitancy especially high among Black adults. Fears about the potential side effects and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine are being cited by …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Vulnerable Populations Webpage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has developed a COVID-19 Vaccine Resources website of the many Federal resources and organized them for health care professionals, partners, consumers, and for assistance in additional languages. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minority and vulnerable populations. The COVID-19 vaccine can reduce …

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Biden Administration to Invest $250 Million in Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations

As part of President Biden’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness today, the Administration is announcing an effort to invest $250 million to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserved populations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will offer the funding as health literacy …

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Secretary Mayorkas Designates Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

The United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela allows Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, …

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EAT NC Food Delivery to Seniors in Durham

Durham-based organization EAT NC has a new food assistance program for seniors who need meals delivered. The program will have three ready-to-heat meals delivered directly to their door FREE each week. To sign up, please call or text 301-461-7838 or email More details at