How to Increase Caregiver Vaccine Uptake
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.
Registration is free, but required. Register today!
About this Workshop
COVID vaccinations are still lagging among home care workers. The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post conducted a survey, and it showed that only 26% of home healthcare workers had received the COVID vaccine. Home care workers are lagging behind their counterparts in nursing homes (50% vaccinated) and hospitals. Most caregivers are on a continuum, seeking information from trusted sources and waiting to see how the COVID vaccines impact the lives and health of people who they know and love.
EPN has organized a series of 3-hour workshops to offer an intensive training experience for COVID Vaccine Champions at Maryland and Washington DC home care agencies. Send people from your team who are already trusted by your frontline caregiver staff and who want to serve as vaccine champions. The workshop series will feature presentations and discussions on the following topics:
- Leadership strategies that have worked to increase vaccine uptake
- Engaging caregivers about the vaccine with respect and an open mind
- Caregiver anxieties about vaccine safety and drivers of vaccine hesitancy
- Explaining the science behind common vaccine myths in plain language
- Communication strategies that have worked to increase vaccine uptake at other home care agencies
Through this transformative training, vaccine champions will gain the skills to create spaces and conversations that engage caregivers, leveraging pre-existing trusted relationships with caregivers. Presenters and discussants will contribute perspectives from home care agency leadership, professional caregivers, and experienced vaccine champions. Join Dr. Charlene Brown, public health physician expert and Founder of Learn Care Together, a public health consulting firm that is currently working with agencies on caregiver vaccine confidence. Dr. Brown leads this workshop series, invites speakers, and borrows from her own experience coaching home care agencies on increasing COVID vaccine uptake.
About our Workshop Facilitator
Charlene Brown MD, MPH, FACPM
CEO, Learn Care Together, LLC
Dr. Charlene Brown is a Board-certified physician and entrepreneur with deep expertise in public health, preventive medicine, and the professional caregiver workforce. As a public health physician leader, she has served as a Deputy Health Commissioner at the Baltimore City Health Department, a Medical Officer at the FDA, and Senior Technical Advisor at USAID. Across these roles, Dr. Brown has responded to multiple viral pandemics and various public health crises, shaping public health interventions that have impacted the lives of millions in the US and around the world.
Now, as a physician entrepreneur, Dr. Brown has chosen to serve nursing assistants and other caregiving professionals working on the front lines in senior care. She founded CNA Simulations VR to unblock the pipeline of CNAs. Prior to CNA Simulations VR, Dr. Brown founded Caregiver Jobs Now, an award-winning employment platform connecting caregiving professionals to meaningful jobs. The company has been featured in Home Healthcare News, Aging 2.0, PHI, Washington Life Magazine, and more. Through this work she immersed herself in the careers and lives of caregiving professionals for many years.
Dr. Brown has co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and, most recently, been featured on local and national news outlets discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, including Yahoo Finance, the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Quartz, Vox, and WXYZ ABC News. Through her consulting company, Learn Care Together LLC, she has focused her efforts on increasing uptake of the COVID vaccine among caregiving professionals.
Dr. Charlene Brown is Board-certified in Preventive Medicine, trained in internal medicine, and licensed to practice medicine in Maryland. She is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Brown serves on the Community Health Board of Keswick Multi-Care and is a former Board member at the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA).