A Vaccination Champion Site is any organization that is passionate about protecting the health of Native elders by encouraging appropriate and timely vaccinations. Our collection of community-informed culturally tailored education and outreach materials and technical assistance, will be provided to you at no cost as you host a minimum of a 4-week vaccination campaign for either COVID-19, the flu or COVID-19 and the flu. For more information, see the FAQ below the submission form.
The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA²) is a non-profit tribal serving organization that works to 1) Ensure the provision of appropriate and quality services and resources for indigenous elders; 2) Expand opportunities for elders’ involvement in community participation, health, and disease education, volunteerism/civic engagement, elder justice and consumer protection; 3) Enhance the protection of the rights of elders including their freedom from abuse and neglect and their right to autonomy; 4) Educate the public, policymakers and practitioners about the status of indigenous elders; and, 5) advocacy to improve the status of indigenous elders.
How does this work?
If selected, IA2 will mail your site printed educational materials, provide you social media content, and work with you to tailor a paid vaccination campaign within your organization’s jurisdiction or service area.
Using your already established infrastructure, you will distribute the educational materials, post to your social media, and identify other opportunities (i.e., radio, television, or bus ads).
What happens after I fill out the participation form above?
A member of the IA2 team will be in contact with you to discuss this opportunity and your site’s unique needs in detail. If selected, you will provide IA2 with a letter of intent (LOI) outlining this program, and it will only need a tribal leader or an organization’s director’s signature.
Will I need to print the education and outreach materials?
Nope. IA2 will have that content printed and shipped to you.
Does the Vaccination Champion Site need to be held at a health center?
Nope. Be creative; you could be any entity the serves rural/ urban cluster Natives.
Does the vaccination campaign have to accompany a vaccination clinic?
Nope, But, if you would like, the campaign could be launched before a vaccination clinic event.
What type of educational and outreach materials will you provide?
An array of items, such as fact sheets, social media content, template tribal letter, sample radio ad, and more.
Are there reporting requirements?
Yes. But it is already information you know, such as, how many people were reached by your social media ads, or how many fact sheets were mailed out. Don’t worry; we will provide you with a reporting sheet.
When do I need to apply by?
Rolling admission until October 1st, 2023 – participation is limited.
How long will the vaccination campaign run for?
A minimum of 4 weeks, and must be completed before March 31st, 2024.
What if I want to participate in this initiative but cannot host a vaccination site?
If you cannot be a site champion but would still like to participate, please check out our other opportunities: Vaccination Champion – participant $50 stipend available.
What if I have additional questions?