Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Community-academic partnerships to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in minoritized communities

Peteet, B., Belliard, J. C., Abdul-Mutakabbir, J., Casey, S., Simmons, K. 

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Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This commentary article summarizes community-academic partnerships and how they can be used to address vaccine hesitancy among Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities. The authors conclude that pro-vaccine interventions need to: (1) be empathetic to the fears of participants, (2) make a personal connection (e.g., appropriate self-disclosure), (3) deliver accurate information in a non-confrontational manner, and (4) avoid belaboring historical maltreatment and unsupported conspiracies. Moreover, healthcare institutions need to collaborate with community stakeholders to increase access to vulnerable populations and rebuild trust prior to offering interventions.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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