This online module introduces basic dynamics around vaccine outreach, including an understanding of common access challenges and common concerns about the vaccines.Learn more
Faith in the Vaccine
Interfaith America compiled this set of educational and training materials to support its Faith in the Vaccine (FIVA) program participants. From undergraduate students to community leaders, people across the country came together to address vaccine hesitancy and access in their local communities. The FIVA program equipped, engaged, and resourced interfaith leaders to conduct vaccine outreach in innovative and culturally sensitive ways. This educational library includes videos, playlists, and other learning tools to leverage the skills of interfaith leadership for vaccine outreach.
Understanding Vaccine Outreach
These tools provide a basic understanding of challenges related to vaccination, including access and hesitancy concerns. Modules in this section also direct participants to reliable sources of information about COVID-19 vaccines.
This video features live Q&A with medical experts from Atrium Health and Campbell University. The panelists provide easy-to-understand answers to common questions about COVID vaccines.Learn more
The skillset of interfaith leadership includes the essential ability of bringing communities together for the common good. These modules explore how to activate your interfaith leader skillset for the common good of vaccination.
This short video provides learners with an opportunity to practice a vaccine conversation and learn an effective approach based on the techniques of motivational interviewing.Learn more
IFYC and PRRI have conducted three waves of national research around vaccine attitudes and uptake, through the lens of religious and other important demographic perspectives. This up-to-date data should inform approaches to vaccine outreach.Learn more
This video equips learners with basic information about religiously diverse perspectives on the vaccine, particularly focused on religiously-based rationales for vaccination.Learn more
This video will be particularly useful for those involved in vaccine outreach in Evangelical and other conservative Christian communities. Curtis Chang, creator of ChristiansAndTheVaccine.com, addresses commonly held vaccine concerns within conservative Christian communities, advises on successful approaches for engaging these communities, and shares helpful resources. Chang is on faculty at Duke Divinity School and a senior fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary, with ministerial experience in congregational and campus ministry settings.Learn more
This video introduces learners to the basics of community organizing within the context of vaccine outreach.Learn more
Conversations about vaccines and vaccination can be tough. This video asks learners to examine their conversation goals and helps learners develop skills for having effective conversations — even across significantly different perspectives.Learn more
Interfaith action gives us an opportunity to reflect on our own motivations to act and to connect with others via these personal stories. This video assists learners in identifying and articulating their unique inspiration for engaging in vaccine outreach work.Learn more
This video presents an essential skill for interfaith leadership – weaving a compelling personal narrative. The session provides basic storytelling skills within the context of vaccine outreach.Learn more
The reach and impact of vaccine outreach work can be significantly amplified by media coverage. This video breaks down the basics of getting media attention for your vaccine outreach efforts. The press release worksheet referenced in the video can be found here.Learn more
Combatting misinformation and communicating to a mass audience can be an essential element of vaccine outreach work. This suite of resources, presented in partnership with Lightful, a digital communications organization, will support expertly-crafted digital communications efforts in the context of vaccine outreach.