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COVID-19 Vaccination in North Carolina: Promoting Equity by Partnering with Communities and Health Care Providers

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

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Case Study, Peer Review Study

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article describes the rapid statewide COVID-19 vaccination strategy implemented by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The strategy focused on equitable distribution and reaching hard to reach populations, including racial and ethnic minority groups and rural communities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

American Indian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx, People Living in Rural Areas

Setting(s) of Implementation


Geographic Area of Implementation

Rural, Urban

Implementation Period