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The COVID-19 Community Health Worker (CHW) Initiative aims to address persistent health disparities and vaccine hesitancy in Pennsylvania and Delaware by offering support and resources to vulnerable and under-resourced communities, and to newly identified individuals eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster doses.


Below are stories from community residents, our CHWs and local organizations on their journey to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.


Contact our public relations lead, Emily Charles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for the full case studies and to coordinate interviews with the local organizations, CHWs or individuals. We are happy to coordinate and connect media to success stories in communities across Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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Community Organization

Latino Connection

Latino Connection is a leader in community education and health outreach, forgoing initiatives that are first of the kind and span across corporate and nonprofit partnerships. Pastor Alex Alvarado and Latino Connection shared details on how they collaborated in order to connect with community members and reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Hispanics, African Americans and Americans.

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Kensington Voice

Jill Bauer-Reese, co-founder of Kensington Voice, shared details about its art contest that was designed to inspire conversation and increase COVID-19 vaccination.

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NOMO Foundation

NOMO Foundation is an early intervention and prevention program whose mission is to provide a safe space for youth to develop life skills that will increase their potential to become self-sufficient. Click to read their success stories on community outreach and incorporating COVID-19 testing into already planned back-to-school events.

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Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) offers a comprehensive array of programs and projects to meet the needs of a low-income immigrant community. Program Manager Esther Castillo shared a uniqiue success story on how PCDC reached vaccine-hesitant parents and children through the arts.

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AIDS Delaware

AIDS Delaware is the state’s first and largest AIDS Service Organization and focuses on addressing the needs of the HIV/AIDS community through culturally sensitive services, education programs, and advocacy. Community Engagement Specialist Lavay Glynn, joined by Manager of Counseling and Testing Darby Breasure and Community Health Clinician Maya Thomas, shared details of AIDS Delaware’s work on COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, and beyond.

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A Home is A Right, Inc.

A Home is A Right, Inc. (AHARI) has served Philadelphia's veteran community for over a decade. Its mission is to provide permanent supportive housing for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families while helping them become self-sufficient. Founder and Executive Director Stephanie Booker shared information about AHARI and its work to reduce mistrust of federal information and medical intervention related to COVID-19 for the local veteran community.

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Latino Connection

Latino Connection is a strategic communications firm that helps organizations serve the Spanish-speaking community in Pennsylvania and beyond. Founder and CEO George Fernandez shared information about its work during the pandemic to increase outreach efforts toward the most vulnerable and COVID-19 vaccine-hesitant people.

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Community Health Workers

Ada, Community Health Worker

Ada is a Community Health Worker at Quality Insights who has a passion for serving non-English speaking Latino communities. She strongly believes in the importance of educating people about COVID-19 and giving back to her community. Ada shares her event experience on educating individuals on the importance of booster doses.

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Alexis, Community Health Worker

Alexis is a Community Health Worker at A Home is A Right, Inc. (AHARI). She feels strongly that serving as a Community Health Worker allows her to be a part of the solution to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Alexis shares her experience working with Philadelphians ages 12-25 to increase vaccination rates with a focus on outreach to homeless kids under the age of 18 years living in group homes.

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Community Residents

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant LGBTQ+ community in the Lehigh Valley through arts, health, youth, training, and Pride programs. Local residents Shawanna and Donnell share their experience working with Community Health Workers to learn more about and get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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