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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Access Among Black and Latinx Communities

Balasuriya, L., Santilli, A., Morone, J., Ainooson, J., Roy, B., Njoku, A., Mendiola-Iparraguirre, A., O'Connor Duffany, K., Macklin, B., Higginbottom, J., Fernández-Ayala, C., Vicente, G., Venkatesh, A.

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Peer Review Study

Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This paper highlights the lessons learned through a qualitative study involving 72 Black and Latinx focus group participants who were asked about barriers and challenges related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Qualitative results discuss nuances of historical medical mistreatment of this community, perceptions of vaccine messaging and trusted health messengers in the community, and addressing barriers to vaccine access.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Reduction of Health Disparities

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Black or African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Latinx

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