Communities of color and people living in poverty have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Now, these same communities face challenges accessing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ensuring all individuals have access to the vaccine and achieving a high vaccination rate across Colorado will be necessary to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and prevent widening disparities going forward.
Rose Community Foundation recently hosted a webinar about the challenges and opportunities around ensuring equitable and effective vaccine administration in the Greater Denver region. The webinar featured a diverse panel that discussed historic inequities and racism in the health care system that have contributed to barriers to vaccine access for people of color, current efforts underway to disseminate vaccine information, and how local community leaders are working to support equitable vaccine access.
To learn more about these challenges and opportunities, as well as philanthropic efforts to support equitable vaccine access, we encourage you to watch the video below.
Alisha Brown, Senior Vice President, The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
Yoli G. Casas, MS, ViVE Wellness
Dr. Oswaldo Grenardo, MD, Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce
Dr. Matthew Wynia, MD, Center for Bioethics & Humanities at University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus
Rose Community Foundation is committed to supporting equitable COVID-19 vaccine administration in the Greater Denver region. The Foundation has funded several efforts to increase equitable access to the vaccine, specifically in communities that are experiencing barriers to access and/or have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Learn more about our various vaccine equity investments.
To join us in philanthropically supporting vaccine equity, please consider a gift to our COVID-19 RESPOND Fund.