Project Title/ Título del Proyecto
CommuniVax: The Community’s Role in an Equitable and Effective COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
A rapid ethnographic research project – with national reach – among historically underserved communities of color. The project’s overarching purpose is two-fold:
1. advance awareness of, access to, acceptability of, and ultimately, uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous communities in the United States,
2. accelerate the development of local public health governance systems through which marginalized populations can evolve and exercise collective agency over their health and wellness, now and in the future.
CommuniVax: Rapid Research Coalition to engage communities in an Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign is led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University. CommuniVax relies on efforts from 3 groups: local teams, a central working group, and national stakeholders. As a local team we will engage Latinx communities in Baltimore City to identify improvements needed to vaccine delivery and communication strategies in their communities.
|Polk, Sarah – MD, ScM, MHS||Chan Zuckerberg Initiative|
|Department||Project Start Date|
|Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine||11/1/2020|
|Co – Principal Investigator||Project End Date|
|Page, Kathleen – MD, MPH
Grieb, Suzanne – PhD
Rodriguez, Daniela – DrPH
Guerrero Vazquez, Monica – MPH, MS
|Sr. Research Program Coordinators||Community Outreach Specialists|
|Hawks Cuellar, Michelle – PhD, MSPH
Maksym, Marzena – MA
|Contact Information||Research Assistant|
Text Messages: 443-406-6648
|Mieth, Kate – MPH Candidate|
|Monica Schoch-Spana – PhD, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Emily K. Brunson – PhD, MPH, Texas State University
CommuniVax is supported by grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.