How to Participate
The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is actively recruiting Vaccination Champion sites to participate in the CDC Partnering for Vaccine Equity (P4VE) program. This national program seeks to develop and disperse culturally tailored COVID-19 and Flu vaccination education and outreach campaign materials targeting Native elders.
By being selected to become a Vaccination Champion Site, you will receive culturally tailored vaccination education and outreach materials targeting Native elders and technical assistance at no cost.
How it Works
This unique program applies feedback from tribal community members from across the country.
The Vaccination Champion Sites will disseminate the vaccination education and outreach materials for either COVID-19 and/or the Flu to promote their upcoming vaccination clinic.
Apply to Participate
To participate, fill out the form below.
Vaccination Champion Sites must agree to:
- Provided a signed contract and W-9 to qualify for a site stipend.
- Host a minimum of one vaccination clinic between March 10 to April 21, 2023.
- Disseminate education and outreach materials a minimum of a week before your event.
- Provided de-identified data about the event (ex., if known, an estimate of how many shots were given).
- Assist with the development of an impact story, including photo(s) form current or past vaccination event(s).
- Optional: receive? technical assistance when needed.
Need more information, see the FAQ below the submission form.
Fill Out the Form to Sign-up to be a Vaccination Site
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What if my site isn’t interested in a site stipend? Can I still participate?
Absolutely! We will provide you with a letter of intent (LOI) outlining this program, and it will only need a 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 clinic need to be held at a health center?
Nope. Be creative; it could be a door-to-door event, drive-up, at the hair salon, etc.
What if I already have a vaccination clinic planned between March 10 and April 21, 2023? Can I use that event?
Absolutely! We will work with you before the event to help disseminate outreach and educational materials.
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: 1) the total number of new partnerships established; 2) if known, estimate the total number of people who received the COVID-19 or Flu vaccine; 3) if known, estimate the total number of individuals who are Native American; 4) Street address of where the clinic was held.
Don’t worry; we will provide you with a reporting sheet.
What do you mean by ‘new partnerships established’?
Great question! Think about all the partnerships you already have established. For example, your initiative on Opioid Use Disorder. Have you ever thought about asking those partners if you could leave handouts about vaccinations at their organization for them to hand out to clients or to reshare your vaccination social media post?
Just expanding your current relationships to partner in new simple ways.
When do I need to apply by?
Rolling admission until April 14th, 2023 – participation is limited. Once you fill out the form above, someone from IA2 will contact you.
When does the vaccine clinic need to be held?
Clinics can already be established or new at any location and occur between March 10 to April 21, 2023.
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 Conversation or Vaccination Champion Video Contest – participant $50 stipend available.
What if I have additional questions?
About the Program:
IA² is honored to have been awarded an 8-month grant from the CDC Foundation, which is working in partnership with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases to support community-based organizations to reduce vaccine hesitancy and increase adult flu and COVID-19 vaccination uptake across racial and ethnic populations currently experiencing disparities.
With this support, IA² joins the CDC’s P4VE partner network of more than 540 health departments, federally qualified and community health centers, and non-profits working to improve equity in adult immunizations.
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.