Advancing Health Equity Through Immunization
December 31, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted health inequities at national, state, and local levels. This report details the role immunization can play in reducing these disparities, informed directly by conversations ASTHO held with state equity and immunization leaders from March-July 2021. We distill these conversations into 20 key actions health agencies can take to make an impact.
10 Key Actions to Improve Immunization Uptake and Advance Health Equity
The report divides the 20 key actions into two sets of 10. Each of these lists has been reformatted and turned into a printable poster. Downloads of both are available.
Internal Health Agency Alignment
Pointing to the future, leaders in health equity and vaccination highlight the following considerations for continuing to build successful collaboration within state departments of health and with other leaders and community partners.
Collaboration between state health departments and community partners is essential for reducing health disparities and successfully vaccinating vulnerable communities. Promising practices addressing vaccination equity are continuously emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic; below are some of these practices along with state examples.