Boost Community Champions Present: A Community Activation Dialogue Series
Want to learn more about the journey to becoming a Boost Community Champion? Eager to learn more about community activation? You are in the right place!
Members of Boost's Advanced Training for Community Activation have participated in nearly four months of intensive workshops and small group meetings, which have prepared them to become Boost Community Champions.
As part of this inaugural cohort’s capstone projects, we are excited to host a series of live engagements on the topic of community activation. Each event will be led by a team of Boost Community Champions, who have developed and designed these interactive sessions to share about concepts of community building and engagement, as they relate to immunization, and share about their experiences being part of the Boost Community and how fellow immunization professionals can get more involved.
In addition to registering for this interactive series, we encourage you to join the Community Activation Boost Learning Group to engage with our Boost Community Champions and your peers before and after each live engagement.
All are welcome to attend this series! Keep scrolling to learn more about each session...
Monday, September 20 at 12:00 PM GMT
Harnessing Public Narrative to Enhance Peer Learning & Leadership in the Immunization Ecosystem
Presented by: Team ALAAM 5
Immunization professionals all around the globe are constantly facing challenges and barriers that impact their work and the communities they serve. However, the way these challenges are addressed differ drastically depending on the context, or much of the time immunization professionals are left without any support or practical solutions to handle the challenges.
One of the most innovative approaches to overcoming challenges is by learning from peers and experts through experience and idea-sharing. This not only provides a mechanism to generate effective solutions but can motivate immunization professionals to go further to address future challenges. By sharing knowledge, engaging in dialogue, and staying connected, we can tackle any immunization challenge, together.
Join this live session to learn more about the power of peer learning and how to harness your power not only as an immunization professional but as a member of the Boost Community.
Thursday, September 23 at 12:00 PM GMT
Community Activation in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic: Using community engagement to tackle COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
Presented by: Team UTHERIAN
For more than a year, the world has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. After much waiting, there is a solution: the COVID-19 vaccine. However, there is very low acceptance worldwide that has gotten in the way of reaching a post-pandemic world.
The key to improving uptake will be grounded by immunization professionals getting together to engage their communities. It is through these collaborative efforts that community structures can find solutions to foster COVID-19 vaccine acceptance, as well as activating the communities to combat the virus to launch us into a brighter, healthier, COVID-free future.
Join us for this live engagement to connect with other immunization professionals to unpack immunization challenges in the era of COVID-19 and connect on the Boost Community platform to build skills that will ensure uninterrupted immunization services due to COVID-19.
Monday, September 27 at 12:00 PM GMT
Addressing Challenges of Low Coverage through Community Activation
Presented by: Team ThEMD
Low coverage rates are a universal sign that there needs to be an increase in the uptake of vaccines. However, reaching target vaccination rates is no easy feat and can prove challenging to reach for most immunization professionals...
Throughout this webinar, participants will:
- Identify key barriers leading to low coverage
- Interact with fellow immunization professionals to address key issues leading to low coverage
- Share experiences, ideas and make commitments to improve vaccination coverage with a special focus on gender impact in immunization to improve vaccination coverage
Thursday, September 30 at 12:00 PM GMT
The Road to Vaccine Acceptance: Where is the voice of the community?
Presented by: Team Community Activators
Often while speaking about hesitancy, program managers and implementers tend to be at the center of deliberation of what can be done to ensure that vaccine-hesitant groups transform into vaccine acceptors. However, what is usually lacking, is the voices and contributions of the greater community that can influence vaccine acceptance.
During this live engagement, participants will be introduced to the key principles of community activation; techniques and approaches that have been used across health and allied sectors to address multiple challenges. Additionally, participants can look forward to hearing examples from on the ground through case study sharing and panel discussion that will highlight how challenges of vaccine hesitancy were addressed through these concepts of community activation.