Our CDC partners would like you to know that the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) has officially launched its website!
The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide assistance and resources to state and local health departments working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. More than just a library, NRC-RIM empowers organizations to replicate best practices from across the country, increase their knowledge of key concepts for serving RIM communities, and ultimately serve more people than ever before. Whether you need COVID-19 translated materials (roughly 3,000 translated COVID-19 materials and resources in around 100 languages), COVID-19 vaccine toolkits or on-demand training, NRC-RIM has the resources you need right now.
- New translations:
- Last week, NRC-RIM released the second video in their Reflections series, which highlights the ways that COVID-19 has affected the lives of refugees, immigrants and migrants.
- A set of ready-to-use campaigns that support contract tracing and case investigation efforts related to COVID-19.
- New ready-to-use videos include a sampling of creative videos from around the web that promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence in multiple languages.
- A toolkit to assist local governments in creating a testing program that prioritizes equity; it includes a checklist of actions for health departments to take, a guide to mobile testing, and other resources.
- Vaccine listening sessions will help community organizations and local governments understand the reasons why a particular community may not be confident about vaccines; the Afghan Health Initiative (AHI) explains why
- Bringing vaccines to communities, rather than relying on community members to find their way to medical services, is more efficient and has much greater efficacy. Mobile vaccine units are one way to do that; faith-based partnerships can also help.
- If you don’t know where to start, COVID-19 Vaccines: Health Department and Vaccine Checklist offers best practices for reaching migrant and immigrant workers in particular.
For more information, visit NRC-RIM website, sign up for NRC-RIM Newsletter, and follow NRC-RIM on Twitter or Facebook.