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Black Pioneers in Science Series for Women’s History Month

  • Media Genesis Solutions, a subrecipient of Michigan State University who is funded through IP21-2113, and 3rd V Workgroup launched an exciting media campaign in March honoring a quartet of remarkable Black women scientists in recognition of Women’s History Month. These Black Pioneers in Science were featured in four separate short, animated videos set to original hip-hop music that celebrate Black heritage in medicine while also educating on the importance of vaccine awareness.
  • This Women’s History Month initiative aligned with a campaign encouraging African Americans to “Listen to the Science" and get the COVID-19 vaccine. This groundbreaking initiative, part of Michigan State University’s National Network to Innovate for COVID-19 and Adult Vaccine Equity (NNICE) program, seeks to encourage COVID-19 vaccination within African American communities in Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, and Eastern North Carolina.

CDC’s new communications effort on prenatal vaccination focuses on outreach to Black pregnant people

  • CDC’s From Me, To You communications effort invites Black pregnant people, their loved ones, and their healthcare providers into a conversation about how recommended vaccinations during pregnancy help pregnant people share protection with their babies. This effort, informed by feedback from Black pregnant people, intentionally centers on the beauty, excitement, and rich cultural legacy of Black parenthood.
  • View and share communication resources, including social media content and graphics, fact sheets, posters, and a provider toolkit.

Don't miss out on this upcoming event!

National Council of Urban Indian Health “Paths to Vaccine Equity”
January 11, 2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Join the National Council of Urban Indian Health for the final session in their Community of Learning (COL) series, “Paths to Vaccine Equity.” This session will share information and resources for implementing and operating mobile vaccine clinics to support urban American Indian/Alaska Native patients.


  • Shelly Solopow, Denver Indian Health and Family Services
  • Amber Martinez, Native Health


  • Urban Indian Organization Leadership and Staff
  • Vaccine Organizations and Advocates

Register today!

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, in early 2020, marginalized and vulnerable populations have been especially, adversely, impacted. NASW’s Connect to End COVID-19 initiative was launched to provide equitable training and outreach that promote informed vaccine decision-making on the part of social workers and their clients, particularly among those who are vulnerable, marginalized, and/or vaccine hesitant. NASW-WI recognizes our potential to promote vaccine confidence across the state, encourage reluctant communities to become vaccinated, and provide valuable resources for our Wisconsin neighbors. We encourage you to explore our Connect to End COVID-19 resources and find ways to encourage positive community health through vaccine promotion in our communities.

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Source: Wisconsin COVID-19 One-Dose Vaccination Rates
Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2022, April 14). COVID-19: Vaccine data. Retrieved April 28, 2022, from https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-data.htm#summary


Connect to end COVID-19, overlapping speech bubbles, social workers support informed vaccine decision making

Join NASW’s national Connect to End COVID-19 effort, a CDC-funded initiative to support social workers and their clients in informed vaccine decision-making. Complimentary webinars and CEUs available.

Learn about Connect to End COVID-19

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social workers support informed decision making about important healthcare choices, provide health information from credible sources, and address mental and behavioral health concerns arising as a result of this public health crisis.

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