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

District of Columbia (DC) and Prince George’s (PG) County, Maryland Gets Vaxxed! is a 12-month capacity-building project led by IPHI in partnership with local community-based organizations through Wards 7&8 in DC and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The initiative is funded with a $1M grant from the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  IPHI and its partners are hiring, training, and deploying community health workers (CHWs) to educate and mobilize community members to vaccinate against COVID-19 and address current disparities in vaccination rates among targeted neighborhoods.

Community organizations and health care providers provide direct services and wrap-around support for residents to get vaccinated. CHWs also link care and support services to communities. 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 about the DC and PGC Gets Vaxxed! project, contact  Assistant Program Manager Nephtalie Dorceus at 240-253-4214, or via email at [email protected]

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.