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Vaccine Outreach Project

Family Voices is partnering with the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, to provide current, reliable, family-friendly information about COVID19 vaccination to families of youth and children with special health care needs, especially those for whom vaccination access has been challenged by chronic health care disparities.

The Vaccine Outreach Project provides information and resources through the Family Voices network to support vaccination efforts in communities nationwide.

Family Voices is providing technical assistance to the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers in Maryland (Parents’ Place of Maryland), Virginia (Center for Family Involvement), and Delaware (Parent Information Center of Delaware).  Each of these three Family-to-Family Health Information Centers will be providing intensive vaccination supports in their states, including in-person and virtual training and support.

Project Staff

Contact

Nora Wells
Principal Investigator
Glenn Gabbard
Principal Investigator
Olivia Wellstead
Coordinator
Focus Areas: Data Collection and Analysis; Project Communications and Tech Support
Kate Robinson
Director
Focus Areas: Project Administration; Technical Assistance to State Teams
Vanessa Rodriguez
Coordinator
Focus Areas: Culturally Responsive Resources; Collaborative Partners

News

At-home covid tests and omicron: What you need to know

As millions of Americans scramble to navigate life disrupted by the easily transmissible omicron variant, public officials are urging them to view at-home antigen tests as an important tool to stem the surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (Washington Post)...

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Data & resources


Toolkit for People with Disabilities

  • Complete resources on COVID-19 vaccination for people with disabilities and the organizations and individuals who support them.
  • Some links take you to resources on the CDC website.
  • Source: wecandothis.hhs.gov

COVID-19 Resources from the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Plan for Disability Tracker
  • Social Stories & Fact Sheets for the COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Source: centerfordignity.com

COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health

  • 35-minute podcast
  • Success is getting through the day
  • Mental health risks for children
  • Talking to children of color about disparities
  • Self-care, grace, and self-love
  • Source: hogg.utexas.edu

Interactive Maps

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates by State/Territory

Data live updated in the last 48 hours.

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates, Cases, and Deaths for the U.S. by State and County

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Hover over or tap the map to view data for each state/county.
Click “CASES” or “FATALITIES” at the top of the map to change the data displayed on the map.

World COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

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Hover over or tap the map to view data for each country.
Click “CASES” or “FATALITIES” at the top of the map to change the data displayed on the map.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine as part of an award totaling $1,000,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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