Vaccine Confidence: Community Partnerships & Accessibility

Vaccine Confidence: Community Partnerships & Accessibility is the fourth episode in a six-part series of the At the Core of Care podcast about COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts.

In this episode, we talk to three nurse practitioners based in Topeka, Kansas, and Milford, Massachusetts, about the role of community partnerships and vaccine distribution.

Patrick Muchina is the family nurse practitioner manager at Pine Ridge Family Health Center in Topeka. Nurse practitioner Amanda Hartman was part of the team that started Pine Ridge, where she currently works part-time caring for patients and teaches at Washburn University School of Nursing. Pine Ridge serves as a clinic for Topeka Housing Authority residents and as a training site for student nurses.

We also speak to nurse practitioner Sydney Engel from Milford, Massachusetts, about how she and her colleagues are addressing vaccine accessibility issues facing their patients, many of whom are new immigrants.

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government. 

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