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CMS Expanding Efforts to Grow COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence and Uptake Amongst Nation’s Most Vulnerable

As part of the ongoing response to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to improve health care access and reduce the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, CMS issued a rule that will ensure long-term care facilities, and residential facilities serving clients with intellectual disabilities, educate and offer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents, clients, and staff.

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Learn How to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of CMS OMH, will share information and resources to help you address vaccine hesitancy in your community. Dr. McIver will be joined by Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA, who will give an overview of vaccines and their safety. This webinar will equip you to speak persuasively about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Sending Big Sugar Packing: One Community’s Story

Sugary drinks are the largest single source of added sugar and calories in our diets today. Having just one sugary drink a day significantly increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other diseases. What can communities do to set a new path forward where sugary drinks become an occasional treat instead of a significant cause of disease and death? This webinar will discuss how policy and systems changes combined with community engagement and media approaches are leading to better health outcomes in Howard County.

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