Expanding Disabilities Network’s Access to COVID-19 Vaccines is a COVID-19 prevention project funded through the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is designed to help Oklahoma people be safer from COVID-19 risks. The COVID-19 project improves access to information and vaccines for people with developmental disabilities, their family members, and caregivers through activities and in collaboration with university, state, and agency partners.
The Center for Learning and Leadership (CLL) is Oklahoma’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and was awarded the project funding to expand access. CLL provides assistance with vaccine access, coordinates vaccine and booster scheduling when needed, offers training to clinic staff on providing care to people with disabilities, and provides technical assistance to local health departments and other agencies to improve vaccine accessibility.
CLL is partnering with the OUHSC Interprofessional Education (IPE) faculty-sponsored, student-led Unity Clinic. Providing training and support that promotes access for people with disabilities and their families is a shared commitment of the CLL/UCEDD and IPE/Unity Clinic when obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine, or other types of health care.
For more information about the grant please see the federal news release linked here.
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