COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Grantees in the News

As a statewide grantmaking program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI) has been working with state leaders, nonprofits and service providers for months to design a strategy to vaccinate vulnerable New Jerseyans against COVID-19. As part of this strategy, NJHI has awarded 19 grants to date to support community-led efforts to 1) engage resident leaders in outreach efforts and 2) make the COVID-19 vaccine more readily accessible to returning citizens, individuals experiencing homelessness, homebound residents, migrant workers, seniors and other high-risk populations.

From barbers becoming community connectors and providing information about the vaccine to their clients and neighbors; to clergy, healthcare personnel and county partners coordinating mobile vaccination clinics, these grantees’ commitment to collaboration at every level have created models for providing equitable access to the vaccine. Over the long term, these efforts could lay the foundation for long-term systems change that ensures everyone has what they need to thrive.

Browse recent media coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity cohort of grantees:

Meet a number of the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity grantees and learn about their work here.

Learn more about the NJ Vaccination Learning Network here.