Served as part of inaugural Rapid Community Assessment team in Alabama, USA March 8-25. 2021
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA), invited a team from CDC to provide technical assistance in assessing vaccine confidence issues in communities with low levels of vaccine uptake and high levels of social and pandemic vulnerability. The recently developed CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Rapid Community Assessment (RCA) Guide was implemented in close partnership with community-based organizations and local elected officials in Sumter and Macon Counties as an initial step to establish the capability of organizations to conduct these activities statewide. The purpose was to come to consensus on the key barriers affecting COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake.