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Brockton COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Learn about the vaccine equity resources available to Brockton.

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Overview

To date, a total of 19 organizations serving Brockton have received $1,030,801 through the Vaccine Equity Initiative.

These 19 organizations are part of the 152 community organizations that have been awarded over $32 million through the Vaccine Equity Initiative. Many of these organizations work across multiple communities, and some of them are funded through multiple components of the initiative.

Between March 3, 2021 and July 30, 2021, Brockton was allocated a total of 11,070 equity vaccine doses.

DPH Community Liaison program

A designated DPH Community Liaison is working with each of the 20 communities to help address the specific needs of each community. 

Brockton liaison: Andy Robinson VaccineEquityInitiative@mass.gov  

Community-specific vaccination data

Community-specific data includes an interactive dashboard of vaccine administration results in each Vaccine Equity Initiative (VEI) community, updated weekly, and data from the DPH COVID Community Impact Survey to help target approaches.

Support for municipalities and local boards of health

Support for municipalities and Local Boards of Health includes direct funding of municipalities and Local Boards of Health for coordination and support for vaccine clinics and promoting vaccine acceptance. 

Brockton: $222,064 (Awarded 3/30/21)

Additional COVID-19 local boards of health funding supports includes direct funding to meet immediate personnel and equipment needs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributed through state funds received through the federal CARES Act, the Public Health Trust Fund, and through direct appropriation beginning in March 2020.

Additional funding to Brockton: $427,320 (Awarded beginning March 2020) 

Investment in community health centers

Investment in community health centers expands vaccination infrastructure and builds capacity at community health centers, including community health workers.

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center: $25,000* 

*funded through a public-private partnership (Awarded February 2021) 

Tailored community and faith-based outreach and education

Tailored community and faith-based outreach and education includes supports to raise awareness of strategies to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccination confidence and access for priority populations.  Funding amounts to community and faith-based organizations reflect both initial and expanded awards for December 2020 through December 2021: 

Organization

Communities Served

Initial + Expanded Award

December 2020-December 2021

New Grantees

May-December 2021

 

New Grantees June-December 2021 

Pinnacle Partnership Corp

Brockton

$108,750

 

 

International Institute of New England, Inc.

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury; Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere

 

$66,667

 

Brockton Area Multi-Service, Inc.

Brockton, Framingham, Randolph, Worcester

 

$60,859

 

 

New Life Community Empowerment Center

Brockton, New Bedford, Randolph

 

$66,667

 
JAHAN Women and Youth International  Boston – Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Haverhill, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Randolph, Revere, Springfield, Worcester    $61,829   
Justice for Housing  Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Randolph, Revere    $61,829   
Massachusetts Council of Churches  Brockton, Fall River, Haverhill, New Bedford, Randolph, Springfield    $49,724.80   
Brockton Workers Alliance  Brockton     $32,474 

Focused grassroots outreach

Focused grassroots outreach in Brockton, led by HCFA, includes teams of trained community residents to help increase vaccine trust and facilitate appointment registration through one-to-one conversations and providing referrals to services.

Activity Type Completed Week Ending September 26th Cumulative Since Activities Began
Number of Doors Knocked 1,408 62,040
Phone Calls 225 708
Number of One-On-One Conversations 336 11,387
% of conversations with unvaccinated 21.7% 50.5%
Number of Visibility & Outreach Events 5 209
Number of Materials Disseminated 856 18,241

The HCFA team from Brockton consists of 6 staff or contracted individuals and approximately 6 people from the partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs) listed below. HCFA-funded CBOs are conducting visibility events and supporting vaccine clinics.

  • The Brockton Workers Alliance: $12,000
  • Authentic Caribbean Foundation: $10,000
  • Cape Verdean Association of Brockton: $12,000

Total CBO Funding: $34,000

In addition, Brockton is served by the following CBOs working across several communities.

  • Boston Center for Independent Living: $12,000
  • Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $12,000
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf: $12,000

Mobile vaccination services

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination services address a particular community need that cannot be met by existing vaccination opportunities and are deployed to meet the needs of prioritized populations.  

Brockton is providing community-based clinics to reach priority populations through DPH-contracted vendors. 

Vaccine access and administration in community settings

This funding is intended to increase community-based access to and receipt of COVID-19 vaccination for priority communities and populations who are experiencing disproportionate impacts of COVID-19.

Vaccine Access and Navigation Services funds organizations for services such as assistance with appointment registration, transportation to vaccination clinics, mobility assistance, medical interpretation, and other supports.

Customized Vaccine Administration funds qualified community organizations to directly administer vaccination to groups not effectively reached by other mechanisms. These organizations can be deployed to smaller venues, with populations that may require more intensive one-on-one support to get vaccinated.

The following organizations are receiving funding for 12 months to begin offering services by mid-May 2021.

Organization

Funding

Vaccine Access and Navigation Services

Customized Vaccine Administration

Communities of Focus

(People from other communities may also be served)

Health Imperatives

$150,000

 

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Brockton, New Bedford

Communications materials

Communications materials are available to support communities with vaccine information; translated materials available in 10 languages.

Visit www.mass.gov/TrustTheFacts.

The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

The COVID-19 Community Impact Survey is a survey of more than 35,000 people regarding the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 on MA communities. View the findings

COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites

COVID-19 Vaccination: Visit Vaxfinder.mass.gov to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers, and other community locations

COVID-19 Testing: Free testing is available in all 20 communities, including via the Stop the Spread program. Sites can be located using the state’s website: www.mass.gov/CovidTestSearch.

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