The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts stands with our personal and professional family members who know all too well the pains and devastation from racism and acts of hate. For our Asian-American communities, we deplore the violence committed towards you; we value the centuries long contributions made to this country and can't imagine our lives without the brilliant culture added by your presence and influence. Speaking out is important and acknowledging the darker side of humans that hurt others blatantly and covertly is something that we must all continue to not tolerate. The Public Health Institute of Western MA will continue to speak out against hate and racism, and we continue to ask you to join us on our journey of understand equity and moving individual behavior as well as policies to better support those communities that have suffered too long.
We share these health resources as way to continue the learning for all of us:
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder: Search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations. Appointment availability is updated daily. Some local vaccination sites may only be open to residents of select town. Check listing to see if the site is restricted.
Pre-register for mass vaccination sites: Preregister to be notified when it's your turn to schedule an appointment at one of 7 mass vaccination locations: Eastfield Mall in Springfield, Hynes Convention Center, Gillette Stadium, Reggie Lewis Center, DoubleTree Hotel in Danvers, Natick Mall and former Circuit City in Dartmouth. More locations will be added in April.
Equity in Aging, 4/8/21 at 1:00pm: The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative (MHAC) is hosting a webinar with presentations about current work from the Public Health Institute of Western MA, AARP-MA, MHAC, and MHAC community partners. Register here.
Closing the Gap on Herd Immunity, 4/8/21 at 5:00pm: The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hosting a free virtual panel about the COVID-19 vaccine. Topics will include vaccine misinformation, how to increase access to vaccination, what's next on our way to herd immunity.Register here.
Wait…What?! Racial Disparities in Maternal Health, 4/15/21 at 11:00am: The Women's Fund of Western MA is hosting a panel discussion about racial disparities in maternal health. Learn more and register.
Want to see recordings from past events about COVID-19 and the vaccine? Click here.