Malden COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative

Learn about the vaccine equity resources available to Malden.

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Overview

To date, a total of 27 organizations serving Malden have received $3,787,130 through the Vaccine Equity Initiative.    

These 27 organizations are part of the 198 community organizations that have been awarded over $58.1 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, Malden was allocated a total of 6,100 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 Malden point of contact, email 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.

Malden: $184,177 (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 Malden: $166,587 (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 support for 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

Funded Community Health Centers

Community Health Center Municipalities Funding
Cambridge Health Alliance Everett, Malden, Revere $75,000

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
Cambridge Health Alliance - Malden Care Center*  $400,000 Malden

*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. The table below lists current and total awards made to funded organizations. View a more detailed list of all funding awards made since December 2020: Vaccine Equity Initiative - Funded CBOs and FBOs - June 29 2022

Organization Communities Served

Current Funding


June – Dec. 2022

Total Funding


Dec. 2020 – Dec. 2022

The Everett Haitian Community Center Chelsea, Everett, Fitchburg, Framingham, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Revere, Worcester, Statewide $94,500 $243,250
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers Boston, Cambridge, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Revere   $86,542
South Asian Workers' Center Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Newton, Revere $61,700 $87,719
New American Association of Massachusetts Lynn, Lowell, Malden, Peabody, Revere, Salem, Saugus $67,000 $195,090
Asian Women for Health Boston, Dorchester, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Quincy, Worcester $94,500 $234,700
International Institute of New England, Inc. Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere   $141,667
Chinese Culture Connection, Inc. Everett, Malden, Melrose, Revere, Saugus, Wakefield $52,400 $77,578
The Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care, Everett Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Worcester, Statewide $90,000 $231,630
Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts Boston – East Boston; Everett, Malden, Revere $79,000 $195,667
YWCA Malden Malden   $42,647
Haitian Health Institute Boston, Brockton, Malden, Randolph $94,500 $143,953
Asian American Civic Association Boston, Dorchester, Malden, Quincy $94,500 $231,329
Disability Policy Consortium & Boston Center for Independent Living Boston – Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Mission Park, Roxbury, Ashland, Bellingham, Beverly, Chelsea, Danvers, Dover, Essex, Everett, Foxboro, Framingham, Franklin, Gloucester, Hamilton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester by the Sea, Marblehead, Marlboro, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Melrose, Middleton, Millis, Nahant, Natick, Norfolk, North Reading, Peabody, Plainville, Randolph, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, Sherborn, Southborough, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wakefield, Wayland, Wellesley, Wenham, Weston, North Shore & Western Massachusetts   $112,700
JAHAN Women and Youth International Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville, Springfield, Wayland, Worcester $94,500 $231,329
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
Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE) Boston – Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Everett, Lowell, Lynn, Malden $94,500 $218,250

Focused grassroots outreach

Focused grassroots outreach in Malden, led by HCFA, 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 1,362 44,025
Number of Phone Calls Made 262 672
Number of One-On-One Conversations 293 9,931
% of conversations with unvaccinated 21.8% 25.5%
Number of Visibility & Outreach Events 9 169
Number of Materials Disseminated 2,230 12,657

The HCFA team from Malden consists of 4 staff or contracted individuals and approximately 4 people from the partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs) listed below. HCFA-funded CBOs are conducting visibility events and supporting vaccine clinics.

Total CBO funding for Malden: $24,000.

In addition, Malden is served by the following CBOs working across several communities:

  • Everett Haitian Community Center: $12,000
  • Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition: $12,000
  • Boston Center for Independent Living: $12,000
  • Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired: $12,000
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf: $12,00

Vaccine access and administration in community setting

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   Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (Partners with Health Innovations) $350,000   Boston, Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Revere

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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