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Chelsea COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Learn about the vaccine equity resources available to Chelsea.

Table of Contents

Overview

To date, a total of 17 organizations serving Chelsea have received $1,990,993 through the Vaccine Equity Initiative.

These 17 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, Chelsea was allocated a total of 1,700 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.

Chelsea liaison: Darline Duncan 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.

Chelsea: $146,794 (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 Chelsea: $239,909 (Awarded beginning March 2020)

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 

Everett Haitian Community Center 

Everett, Boston, Chelsea, Lynn, Malden, Revere 

$98,750 

 

 

Chelsea Collaborative/La Colaborativa 

Chelsea 

$108,750 

 

 

GreenRoots 

Chelsea 

$108,591 

 

 

International Institute of New England, Inc. 

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

 

$66,667 

 

The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care, Everett 

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Mission Hill, Roxbury; Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere, Worcester 

 

$66,667 

 

North Shore Latino Business Association 

Chelsea, Lynn, Revere 

 

$50,000 

 

Asian American Civic Association 

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, Roxbury, Chelsea, Everett, Malden 

 

 

$61,829 

Disability Policy Consortium & Boston Center for Independent Living 

Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Park, Roxbury, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Randolph 

 

 

$49,500 

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 

Chelsea Black Community 

Chelsea 

 

 

$61,829

Focused grassroots outreach

Focused grassroots outreach in Chelsea, led by ASG, includes a local team of trained community residents to help increase trust in the vaccine, awareness of how, when and where to get a vaccine, and improve vaccine access by gathering information from community members 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 112 19,329
Number of Phone Calls Made 18 4,950
Number of One-On-One Conversations 25 4,880
% of conversations with unvaccinated 12.0% 36.4%
Number of Visibility & Outreach Events 1 166
Number of Materials Disseminated 0 4,171

The ASG team from Chelsea consists of approximately 14 people from the Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) listed below. They are conducting all grassroots outreach activities for the community, including door-to-door canvasing, business walks, visibility events, town hall support, phone banking and texting.

  • Chelsea Collaborative: $58,305
  • Green Roots: $53,906

Total CBO Funding: $112,211

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.

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

From April 5 through May 26, Chelsea received additional vaccine doses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), delivered by CIC Health and Cataldo Ambulance through mobile vaccination clinics in community settings. Since May 26, the state has continued to support the mobile vaccination clinics.

Communications materials

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

Visit www.mass.gov/TrustTheFacts.

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)

Cambridge Health Alliance

$350,000

 

X

Chelsea, Revere, Malden, Everett

East Boston NHC

$450,000

X

X

Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere

Health Innovations

$250,000

 

X

Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Randolph, Lowell, Lynn

MA Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

$250,000

X

X

Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere

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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