District of Columbia and Prince George’s County Gets Vaccinated! A CHW Initiative (DC and PGC Gets Vaxxed!)

DC and PGC Gets Vaxxed! is a 12-month capacity building project led by IPHI in partnership with local community-based organizations throughout Wards 7&8 in DC and in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The initiative is funded with a $1M grant from the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Through the project, IPHI and its partners are hiring, training and deploying community health workers (CHWs) to educate and mobilize community members in key areas of the region to get vaccinated against COVID-19, addressing current disparities in vaccination rates among neighborhoods and populations.  Click here for IPHI’s initial press release on the grant.

Community organizations and health care providers are able to provide direct services and wrap-around support for residents to get vaccinated and linked to care and support services. IPHI supports its partners with CHW recruitment, training and employment assistance and overall project management support. Project partners include Capital Area Food Bank, Damien Ministries, Family & Medical Counseling Services, La Clinica del Pueblo, Metro Health, Volunteers of America, and Whitman-Walker Health.

For more information on the DC and PGC Gets Vaxxed! project, please contact the Assistant Program Manager Nephtalie Dorceus at 240-253-4214, or via email at ndorceus@institutephi.org.


This project is funded solely by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through a grant award totaling $1M. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.