Mission Statement, Intervention, Metrics

 

  The Austin Round Rock Metroplex covers 4,222 Square miles with a population of 2,227,083. Latinos are 33% of that population, 20% of households speak Spanish at home  https://censusreporter.org/profiles/31000US12420-austin-round-rock-georgetown-tx-metro-area/

The Kaiser Family Foundation1 in an analysis of CDC data in January 2021 found: “The vaccination rate among White people was over two and a half times higher than the rate for Hispanic people (13% vs. 5%) and , Hispanic adults (37%) said they wanted to “wait and see” how the vaccine works for other people, compared (26%) of White adults2. 

1) Kaiser Family Foundation https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue- brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/
2) Kaiser Family Foundation https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/report/kff- covid-19-vaccine-monitor-january-2021/

Vaccination of this population is critical. Latinos have four major barriers to vaccine compliance: 1) Administration of Vaccine close to home,2) Digital, internet access to make vaccination appointments,3) Multigenerational household need to be processed as a unit rather than individuals, and 4) Information form trusted sources in our polarized society.

 Intervention: Coalition Latino Covid (CLC) Outreach staff will build a relationship to address each of these concerns. Referrals from local Doctors, Dentists, and Faith leaders to CLC will target intervention to particular groups. The Outreach staff will understand the concerns, inform, and make a strategy to improve COVID vaccination.

Metrics: ( How we will measure success.)

1) Number of times https://www.coalitionlatinocovid.com accessed. The site cannot be accessed via Google at present, only by Placing the URL in the browser

2) Appointments Scheduled by the CLC outreach staff

3) Meetings attended by client groups (with # of participants- identification if new or recurrent)

4) Number of Local Doctors, Dentists contacted (Number who stock CLC informational sheets in their waiting area)

5) Number Faith Leaders contacted (Number who stock CLC informational sheets)

6) Number CLC informational sheets used

Disclaimer CLC cannot report vaccine appointments for unique individuals. This information is protected by HIPPA guidelines

Ambitions (not grant funded)

Register multigenerational households

  • Will require permission of the vaccine hubs

  • May require writing software compatible with hub software

  • Help with registration​

Sunday vaccination

  • Consultation with Faith Leaders 

  • Cooperation with Hubs

Vaccination safe harbors

  • Adjacent to Latino neighborhoods

  • Will require cooperation with vaccine hubs