Appalachian Community Health Days to push COVID-19 vaccine in 32 counties
The goal is to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates in Appalachian communities by:
- increasing community outreach in remote communities.
- removing barriers to vaccine access.
- assessing needs of individuals.
- providing education.
- increasing positive messaging.
A series of more than 90 Community Health Days will be held across the region beginning in August and continuing through November. Planning for these activities will focus on removing as many barriers as possible and reaching as many of the population as possible in a short period of time.
There will be various opportunities for local organizations to be involved including a creative competition for cash awards for best video campaigns that help increase community knowledge and positive messaging.
The Community Health Days calendar of events can be found at www.kyruralhealth.org.
The mission of the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) is to improve the health and well-being of rural Kentuckians with a vision of a healthier Kentucky.