Author(s): Refugee Health Program, Washington State Department of Health

Date Authored: September 10, 2021

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Events and Trainings

CDC COCA Call: 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines – During this COCA Call, presenters will provide updates on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2021-2022 influenza vaccination season and guidance for coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. When: September 9th, 2-3pm ETRegister Now!

WA DOH: Adolescent, School and Child Care Immunization Webinar –The Washington State Department of Health is hosting a webinar to talk about routine childhood and adolescent immunizations, strategies to catch up kids on immunizations, and proven approaches to the vaccine discussion with families. The Department of Health will also cover Washington school and child care immunization requirements, including the use of required forms. When:September 15th, from 12-1pm. Register Now!

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and AIM: School-Located Vaccination Strategies to Increase Child/Adolescent Immunization Rates During COVID-19 – Join the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Association of Immunization Managers for a virtual symposium that will bring together public health officials, leaders in K-12 education, health care providers and others to share best practices for improving childhood and adolescent immunization rates in school settings. When: September 17th, 12-4pm EST.Register Now!

Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health Webinar Series – Please join free, three-part Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health webinar series in September and October. 

OMH Archived Webinar: Trauma and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations – On July 29, 2021, as part of National Minority Mental Health Month, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) hosted a webinar on the mental health impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minority populations to help expand the conversation around the mental health impact of COVID-19 among minority populations. Find the Webinar Here>

NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School, Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress – Whether in-person or virtually, going back to school can be stressful for students, parents, and teachers—especially while navigating a pandemic. On August 24, 2021, NIMH conducted an Instagram event with Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, who discussed causes or triggers of stress and coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school. Dr. Lewis also answered questions about stress and anxiety in children and adolescents. Find the Recording Here>

APHA and National academy of Science Webinar: The Fourth Wave: Vaccines, Variants and the Future – The 21st COVID-19 Conversations webinar provided an update on the current state of COVID-19, focusing specifically on the delta variant, implications for children under the age of 12, what the rise of this highly infectious variant means for vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and adolescents, and what it will take to move past this surge and end the pandemic. Find the Webinar Here>

Switchboard Blog Post: Supporting Clients and Staff Affected by the Crisis in Afghanistan – Many refugee service providers are asking how to best support clients from Afghanistan during this time of crisis. The blog highlights a few tips that may be helpful to program staff and leaders as they seek to care for clients and staff affected by the situation in Afghanistan. Read the Post Here>

Community Information and Resources

2021 Child Tax Credit Outreach Resources – The Center of Budget and Policy Priorities has developed resources that service providers can use for Child Tax Credit outreach efforts, including FAQs, outreach materials and templates for media releases, etc. 

Public Health Seattle and King County Insider: New COVID Conversations Video Series Asks Community Members, Why Vaccinate Now? – Why get vaccinated now? The new COVID Conversations video series from Public Health—Seattle & King County features local residents having open, unscripted conversations about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and getting the vaccine. Learn more>>

COVID-19 Resources

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