Through the Health Resources Services Administration, The Medi, Inc engages in a coordinated outreach effort to improve our target population’s vaccine confidence, support ongoing local prevention efforts, and problem solve the barriers associated with vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake. The priority of this effort is vaccinations, additionally, we will continue to reinforce COVID testing, contact tracing/containment, and mitigation of the spread of the virus.
Our scope includes the following states: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Within those states and DC, our target population includes underserved, minorities (Black/African Americans; Native Americans as examples) who reside in vaccine-hesitant communities.
We provide culturally sensitive educational resources to improve vaccine health literacy, overcome vaccine hesitancy, address barriers to COVID testing, provide information and support to individuals completing vaccinations and/or boosters in those who are vaccine-hesitant. We support HRSA’s initiatives through collaboration at the local level. This focus is in concert with each of the state’s efforts to address critical barriers in achieving community immunity. Our Community Healthcare Outreach Workers engage in problem-solving to address barriers including limited access to transportation and/or limited access to vaccine sites.