As members of Community Catalyst’s Vaccine Equity and Access Program (VEAP), a vital component to our collective success includes sharing and gathering community insights from one another. While challenges to each region and community can feel unique, many of these barriers are seen across community-based organizations (CBOs). Sharing solutions can aid in efforts to vaccinate people who are underserved and overlooked. To share real-world approaches to these barriers, the following CBOs discussed challenges they faced and solutions they deployed to address vaccine hesitancy, language barriers, misinformation, and other obstacles that hinder a shot towards a healthier, happier life.

Check out VEAP partners’ spotlights:

2023 Partner Spotlights

El Centro Hispano

For over 25 years, El Centro Hispano has been addressing community-level quality of life needs by offering programs and services focused on six key areas: health, education, social, cultural, legal, and civic engagement. Each of these are considered a social determinant of health, meaning they have a significant impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. El Centro Hispano is a partner that serves Hispanic and immigrant populations in Northeast, Central, and Northwest Arkansas with its main facility located in Jonesboro.

New Horizon Ministries, Inc.

New Horizon Ministries, Inc. – NHCI (NHCI) is a non-denominational, independent, faith-based organization based in Hinds County, Mississippi. By prioritizing partnership and community outreach New Horizon Ministries began holding events, including community health and wellness fairs, where they would distribute free services like vaccinations, health and wellness screening, and food giveaways to engage local community members. These touchpoints created opportunities for New Horizon Ministries to develop and build relationships with community leaders, business owners, and health and wellness providers while maintaining a strong reputation within the communities they serve.

“Our key to success is being persistent and continuously being present despite the difficulty or barrier being faced with.”
Mark Wallace, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, North Colorado Health Alliance

Mobile Clinic Success Stories

“Phone banking allowed our small team of three to educate and gather information from the Asian American community in a safe and efficient manner through one-on-one conversations.”
Ookyung Oh, Director of Hamkae Center

Text Phone Banking Success Stories