IPHI Summer Innovations and Updates
August 2021
The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) Expands Healthy Food Access with New Cold Storage Trailers 

In July, the FEC, an initiative of IPHI, unveiled three refrigerated trailers that were a part of a $315,000 investment by Washington Gas. The trailers will support food security by increasing food storage capacity, reducing food waste, and creating sustainable infrastructure to respond to future food system disruptions. Read More.
IPHI Awarded $1 Million for CHWs and COVID response in DC and Prince George’s County
IPHI was awarded $1 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington, DC and in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The funding will be used to hire community health workers to engage with the community to improve vaccine rates. 

August is Immunization Month
IPHI and ImmunizeVA are celebrating in several ways.  
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam kicked off the month with the governor’s proclamation. The team hosted a coloring contest to color the mascot, Tracker. The team also closed out the month with a press conference with the governor. 

IPHI and MCPS Release COVID-19 Wellness Assessment  

IPHI partnered with the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to build the local school wellness council’s capacity to reduce childhood obesity and to improve student wellness. The report offers recommendations to support local school wellness councils in an ever-changing environment.  

Upcoming Events

Influenza in the Time of SARS-CoV2
September 9, at 5:30 p.m. Information and registration here.

IPHI Virtual Community Health Workers (CHW) Core Skills Competency Trainings
Fall session: September 13 – October 21, 2021. Information and registration here.
Virtual Community Meet & Greet for ImmunizeVA, Virginia’s statewide immunization coalition 
September 14, from noon to 1 p.m. and September 15, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Information and registration 

ImmunizeVA Annual Meeting 
September 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information and registration here.

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