Vaccine Access Project

Resources offered

A screenshot from an OHA video featuring Kristen Darmody, a white person wearing a dark purple turtleneck.

In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) we offer the Accessibility and Public Health Webpage. It includes videos, documents, and checklists to increase understanding of how to use the accessibility kits distributed by OHA and provide information about planning accessible events. We also developed an eLearning course training on how to become an accessibility lead for your organization. 

The video topics include: 

  • What is in the accessibility kit 
  • How to use the accessibility kit 
  • Using the accessible vaccine event checklist 
  • Disability etiquette and affirmative interaction 
  • Effective communication and considerations 
  • An introduction to sensory issues 

Examples of documents created in English and Spanish: 

  • Best practice checklists for accessibility at drive-through, in-person, and in-home vaccine events.  
  • Effective communication practices to support people with disabilities  

Training offered

The course, Becoming an Accessibility Leader for Public Health Events offers an opportunity for learners to increase their knowledge and skills in: 

  • becoming accessibility leaders in their organization 
  • creating accessible public health events, and  
  • using the OHA accessibility kit items 

The course is free. It offers built-in accessibility features such as audio for written content and additional resources for accessibility leaders. Participants can choose to receive a certification of completion.  

About the project

The Vaccine Access Project supports community partners to host inclusive and welcoming public health events, including mass vaccination events. Vaccine events have been an important part of public health work and are likely to be needed in the future. This work is in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) COVID-19 Response and Recovery Unit (CRRU) with grant funding from the Administration for Community Living. Grant #90DDC50046