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• The Ethics Prioritization Advisory Panel is consulting on planning for vaccinating parents/guardians/caregivers of medically complex and technology dependent (trach, vent, etc.) patients, and our most vulnerable patients 16 and older, especially our kids of color.
• We are also exploring the possibility of inviting teachers from schools in the communities we serve, specifically in the neighborhoods near our hospital campuses, which serve children whose families are at higher risk from COVID-19. Using the Area Deprivation Index, we would like to work with many of our partner schools who, like Children’s Minnesota, serve children from many diverse backgrounds.
• Children’s Minnesota hosted a recent webinar, “Why Should I take the COVID-19 Vaccine? “ A panel of our Employee Resource Group leaders,
and special guest from HealthPartners discussed medical mistrust in marginalized communities, provided COVID-19 vaccine facts, and answered questions about the vaccination process. This was a panel of influencers within Children’s Minnesota that represented diverse groups, including Black, Asian, Latinix, Muslim, and LGBTQI. Initially for our employees,
as mentioned on the MDH/Infectious Disease Provider calls hosted by Dr. Ruth Lynfield, we are also sharing with the community via external healthcare partners as a resource they can use.
WE WILL ALSO POSITION CHILDREN’S MINNESOTA AS THE TRUSTED COVID-19 EXPERT FOR OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, DONORS, INFLUENCERS AND POLICYMAKERS.
• We are actively planning a strategic framework for our Voice for Children initiative that will focus on COVID-19 vaccination education and community outreach to our patients and families, and kids and families in communities experiencing high COVID-19 impact. We will also position Children’s Minnesota as the trusted COVID-19 expert for our healthcare professionals, donors, influencers and policymakers. Our plan includes:
– Virtual education
– Media appearances by our wide range of medical experts in mainstream media, and media for our communities at highest risk for COVID-19 (radio, podcasts, etc.)
– Outreach to community partners through forums
– Social media posts highlighting vaccine safety and efficacy – not only written tip sheets and blog posts but also visuals, including infographics and videos, to help make content easier to understand
• As part of our Voice for Children work, we are also actively exploring community partnerships with trusted organizations such as churches, community centers and schools to help disseminate both vaccine information and, if possible, vaccine doses, to our most vulnerable patients and communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We had a successful mask donation campaign last spring, partnering with a local church in a predominantly African American community to deliver free masks to the neighborhood.
• Once vaccine supply increases we are more than willing to use our mobile clinic or transport vehicles/bus to bring vaccine to public housing, community centers, and cultural events to vaccinate the hard to reach.
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