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News Release

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.

Tribal communities across the US have faced disproportionate rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and casualty. Although the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be an effective tool in mitigating the virus, hesitancy remains high among American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The Tribal Vaccine Equity Project, administered by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCM), provides tribes, tribal health centers and other tribal serving community partners training, technical assistance and monetary awards to support local vaccination efforts and address vaccine hesitancy.

 Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan anticipates funding 10 tribes, tribal health centers and/or other tribal serving community partner proposals for up to $26,500 each to implement one or more of the below strategies.

Register to attend the informational webinar on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 3:00 PM ET here.

What are the funding opportunities?

  • Opportunity #1: Provider Training
    • Award of up to $7,500.
    • Health care providers complete one to three online vaccine hesitancy trainings to learn about talking points and techniques you can apply to address your patients' concerns and any hesitancy associated with receiving vaccines.
    • Fill out a completion form to receive an award.
  • Opportunity #2: Community Vaccine Events
    • Award of up to $15,000.
    • Tribal health center hosts a local vaccine event in collaboration with a community partner (i.e. tribally owned business, casino, community organization).
    • Attendance of one webinar on available toolkits, guidelines and recommendation for promoting vaccines and hosting successful vaccine events required.
    • Report the number of vaccines  administered & participate in evaluation interview.
  • Opportunity #3: Interactive Vaccine Education Events
    • Award of up to $2,000.
    • Host an in-person or virtual event (i.e. Roundtable, Facebook Live event, Zoom session) to provide vaccine education and/or answer questions and concerns from the community about the COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Report the attendance of the event & participate in evaluation interview.
  • Opportunity #4: Health Education Promotion
    • Award of up to $2,000.
    • Display a minimum of 10 preselected health education materials (print or virtual) for a minimum of two weeks.
    • Report the number of materials displayed, the location and an estimate of how many people may have seen the posters. 
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