Communities RISE Together
Communities RISE Together supports vaccination efforts in Black, Asian-American/Pacific-Islander, Latinx, Native-American, rural, immigrant/migrant and low-income older adult populations, working on the ground in more than 220 counties in 27 states with low vaccination rates by calling on the capacity of 2,400 community-based organizations who reach over 100 million people across the nation. The initiative is a collaboration between WE in the World and their Well Being In the Nation (WIN) Network and the Public Health Institute, and funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Partners in Communities RISE Together include CHROMATIC BLACK, the Center for Popular Democracy, the Hawai’i Public Health Institute, Latino Health Access, the Migrant Clinicians Network, Meals on Wheels America, National Councils on Aging, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the National Indian Health Board, the Public Health Institute’s Center to Advance Community Health and Equity, and WE in the World/WIN Network.
Communities RISE Together is led by Somava Saha, Executive Lead of WE in the World and the WIN Network.
Communicable Disease Prevention
Coalition & Network Building
COVID-19, Vaccine Access & Equity
See all Communities RISE Together Impacts
- 44M+ people reached with COVID vaccinations, outreach & education
- 184K people vaccinated
- 215K people connected to essential needs like food & housing
Well-being Clinics Key to Building Trust, Advancing Vaccine Equity in African American and Refugee Communities
‘Act of Love’ COVID-19 Campaign Utilizes Cultural Approach to Empower American Indian, Alaskan Native Communities
Lifting Up Community Stories through Art: Changing the Cultural Narrative to Advance Racial Justice and Increase Vaccine Equity
Increasing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines: How Trusted Messengers Cultivate Interdependence and Break Through Barriers
- Building Trust
-Being respectful and trustworthy with communities through honest dialogue and follow-through vaccine response designed and led by trusted messengers in communities
-A whole-person approach that addresses people’s mental, physical and social well-being together in the context of vaccinations
-Offering trustworthy information and sensemaking
- Strengthening Civil Capacity
-Connect health departments and nontraditional trusted community messengers
-Connect trusted messengers with each other and with civic leaders across boundaries
-Work with traditional and nontraditional vaccine and well-being ambassadors
-Build communication campaigns to address misinformation and disinformation
- Transforming Systems
-Acknowledge underlying legacies of racism, colonialism, and other inequities that led to current inequities in health and life outcomes
-Engage in policy and system change to address structural inequities
-Lean into this moment to shift discriminatory narratives, policies, and structures
PHI is Leading the Conversation
PHI’s Communities RISE Together program featured at White House Summit on American Rescue Plan and Workforce
PHI’s Communities Rise Awarded $10m for COVID-19 Equity Work from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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