Weekly Roundup
COVID-19 Vaccine Development, Policy, and Public Perception in the United States
Welcome Back!
Dear CommmuniVax Community,

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a new round of funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to continue support of the CommuniVax coalition. The project’s second phase will focus on strengthening the relationships between communities of color and key local public health systems.

This phase will deepen the work being done by 3 local research teams, with support from an expert working group. The local teams will work in 3 US sites—San Diego, California; Prince George’s County, Maryland; and Tuscaloosa, Alabama—to develop strategic and practical toolkits on local community health systems strengthening and to engage with stakeholders to solidify and sustain the local community health system.

To kick off this next phase, we are excited to co-host a webinar with our partners at the Vaccine Equity Cooperative: Sustainability for the Community Health System: Takeaways for 2022.

The webinar will be held on February 10, 2022, 2:00-3:00pm ET. Topics of discussion include best practices and lessons learned from the COVID-19 responses, the important role hyper-local community workforces and organizations play in building a community-health system, and the types of resources needed to achieve community health sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Register today!

In the coming weeks, we will resume sharing our newsletter with relevant news updates, funding opportunities, and resources. We are grateful for your continued support and engagement through the next phase of CommuniVax!

This newsletter supports CommuniVax, a research coalition convened by the
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Texas State University Department of Anthropology,
with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and The Rockefeller Foundation.