Brockton COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Learn about the vaccine equity resources available to Brockton.

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To date, a total of 26 organizations serving Brockton have received $4,021,367 through the Vaccine Equity Initiative.     

These 26 organizations are part of the 198 community organizations that have been awarded over $62.8 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 Municipal Point of Contact

A designated DPH municipal point of contact works with each of the 20 municipalities. 

To connect with the Brockton point of contact, email

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. Community Health Worker Ambassador Program funding includes $25,000* per Community Health Center through June 2021, with an additional $25,000 for FY22.

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

Funded Community Health Centers

Community Health Center Municipalities Funding
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center Brockton $205,000

Massachusetts Community Health Workers for Resilient Communities Program (MA-CRC)

Announced in January 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is partnering with 10 organizations to implement a new program, the Massachusetts Community Health Workers for Resilient Communities (MA CRC) Program. Program activities will focus on the training and deployment of community health workers to respond to the immediate needs of communities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and to build community resilience to protect against inequities in future emergencies. Community Health Workers in Community-Based Clinical Care will promote COVID-19 vaccination, education and prevention. MA-CRC will support the establishment of the Community Health Workers COVID Action Collaborative which includes State Office of Community Health Workers, the State Office of Local and Regional Health, the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, and the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

Partner Organization Funding Amount Municipality Served
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center*  $400,000 Brockton

*Indicates partners who will place community health workers in the local board of health, in addition to the primary care setting.

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. Health Resources in Action (HRiA) and Health Care for All (HCFA) work with community organizations that received funding under this component of the Vaccine Equity Initiative through June 2023.  The table below lists current and total awards made to funded organizations. Total funding may include funds received through both HRiA and HCFA, depending on the organization. View a more detailed list of all funding awards made since December 2020: Vaccine Equity Initiative - Funded CBOs and FBOs - Updated March 2023


Organization Communities Served Community Grants and TA Provider

Current Funding

Jan.– June 2022

Total Funding

Dec. 2020 –  June 2023

Pinnacle Partnership Corp Brockton HRiA $60,000 $338,250
International Institute of New England, Inc. Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere HRiA   $141,667
Brockton Area Multi-Service, Inc. Brockton HRiA   $185,859
Nigerian American Multi-Service Association (NAMSA) Boston, Brockton, Framingham, Lynn, Peabody, Randolph, Salem, Stoughton, Statewide HRiA   $133,716
Authentic Caribbean Foundation Boston, Brockton HCFA $60,000 $137,000
New Life Community Empowerment Center Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Randolph, Taunton, Wareham HRiA $60,000 $296,167
JAHAN Women and Youth International Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Springfield, Worcester HRiA $60,000 $291,329
Haitian Community Partners* Brockton, Randolph HCFA $60,000 $117,000
Justice for Housing Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Brockton, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Randolph, Revere HRiA   $61,829
Haitian Health Institute Boston, Brockton, Malden, Randolph HRiA   $143,953
Massachusetts Council of Churches Attleboro, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Haverhill, Natick, New Bedford, Northampton, Pittsfield, Stoneham, Statewide HRiA $60,000 $279,037
Brockton Workers Alliance Brockton HRiA   $32,474
Synergy Partnership / Sarepta Women and Children Empowerment Center Brockton, Randolph, Raynham HRiA   $179,000
People Affecting Community Change (PACC Global) Avon, Boston, Bridgewater, Brockton, Easton, Plymouth, Rockland, Stoughton, Taunton HRiA   $144,500


* Organizations that were previously funded by Health Resources in Action (HRiA) through December 2022. 

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.



Vaccine Access and Navigation Services

Customized Vaccine Administration

Communities of Focus

(People from other communities may also be served)

Health Imperatives, Inc.




Brockton, New Bedford

Communications materials

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


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: Search for vaccination appointments or find a mobile vaccination clinic.

COVID-19 Testing: Tests are available at pharmacies, retailers, and various health care locations. Visit for free at-home tests. Use the CDC search tool to find a PCR testing site. Learn more about the different types of COVID-19 testing.

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