PI: Jessica Hulsey Nickel
Amount: 125,843
Timeline: Mar. 2021 - Aug. 2021
Area: Public Awareness
Cohort: COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 Vaccine Navigators for the Substance Use Disorder Population

This project will deploy vaccine navigators to help people who have a substance use disorder (SUD), including those in treatment or in recovery, as well as their family members or other caregivers, schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments and address their concerns about the vaccine through a help line, website, app, and newsletter. The goal is to increase vaccination for COVID-19 among those with SUD, who may be at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus, and at the same time face higher barriers to finding vaccination appointments, than the general population. A weekly newsletter for people in treatment or recovery will offer curated resources promoting wellness and help spread the word about the vaccine navigator program.