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Care Delivery System (CDS) Coalition members aim to ensure equitable vaccine distribution to communities of focus. This is a shared goal with our partners in state and local governmental agencies and communities across Minnesota.
The CDS Coalition will reach this goal through a shared strategic framework focused on strategies outlined below. We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted all communities the same, taking a disproportionate toll on certain communities and individuals. Therefore, to ensure equity in vaccine administration, we share a commitment to prioritize vaccination of these populations. This work will be guided
by our shared principles to promote health equity, maximize benefit, minimize harm and promote transparency.
To that end, the CDS Coalition has compiled each of the ten organizations’ robust equity plans addressing communities at risk and/or those who may be vaccine hesitant. Together, and in partnership with state agencies and community leaders and organizations, we bring collective resources to reach Minnesotans, including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People
of Color), LGBTQI, non-English speaking, people with disabilities, and communities experiencing health disparities.
The body of this report includes each organization’s specific plan.
While execution plans are unique to each organization, there is synergy in approaches and capabilities. The strategic framework includes five key focus areas and underlying tactics across all CDS’:
  1. Identify: Use our robust information resources to: 1
• Recognize those at highest risk and in these populations of focus
• Guide prioritization and outreach efforts
• Inform personalized and culturally appropriate tone to engage individuals and communities in preferred language
• Measure and report success and inform continuous improv2
  and reliability
2. Customized communication: Educate and promote vaccine acceptance using trusted relationships with communities and individuals:
• Elevate the voices and outreach of our diverse clinicians and team members in personal communication with communities and individuals
• Feature BIPOC clinicians in materials as trusted messengers on the importance of vaccination and why they personally chose to be vaccinated
• Educate and guaranteeing access to the vaccine while promoting acceptance by assuring safety (requires acknowledgement of and focused efforts to overcome historical barriers of medical mistrust)
• Use multiple communication channels, email, phone calls, regular mail and personal outreach, etc. supported by interpreter services
• Raise awareness on social media networks, websites, and through public information campaigns
Our plans recognize utilizing online portals and relying on technology may favor those with more advantage. As outlined above, communication approaches will be fortified with mailing letters and postcards, making personal phone calls, and relying on connections with trusted leaders within community organizations as outlined below in our partnership strategies.

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