COVID-19 Vaccine Program Expansion, Poison Prevention, and more

As part of President Biden’s commitment to ensure the nation’s underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 are equitably vaccinated, this week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is announcing that an additional 700 HRSA-supported health centers will be invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. These health centers will have the opportunity to join the program over the next six weeks, increasing the total number of invited health center participants to 950.

View a list of the health centers participating in or invited to join the program.

National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. The week provides an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisons and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention. Learn more and check out our resources to help you plan activities in your community.

Webinar: Addressing the Unique Needs of Black Women with HIV

HIV disproportionately impacts Black women in the United States, and they often face stigmas related to HIV status, gender, race, and ethnicity. In this second installment of HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health’s Women’s Health Leadership Series, speakers will:

  • Highlight data and findings from a HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Technical Expert Panel focused on improving HIV prevention and treatment services for Black women;
  • Share stories from the perspective of the lived experience; and
  • Discuss interventions for Black women with HIV developed through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Special Projects of National Significance program.

Register for the webinar or reach out for more information about the Women’s Health Leadership Series.