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Free COVID-19 Vaccine at Lyon Park

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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 eatnorthcarolina@gmail.com. More details at www.eatnorthcarolina.org/about  

Immigrants and COVID Vaccine Flyer Available in Several Languages

The NC Justice Center has released flyers on Immigrants and the COVID Vaccine available in 6 languages – English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese at the link below. They will also soon be releasing it in Burmese. https://www.ncjustice.org/publications/immigrant-rights-and-the-covid-vaccine/

Essential North Carolina Workers Eligible for Immunization Waiting List

Recently, Governor Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy Cohen announced that Group 3 essential frontline workers will be eligible for vaccination in the coming weeks. This flyer is available in English and Spanish to provide community members more information about this transition.