The Missouri Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID Vaccine Distribution was formed in 2020 to work directly with and engage the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services' external partners and stakeholders to inform an equitable distribution of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine supply. The Committee’s mission was to solicit stakeholder feedback across Missouri to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for all communities with a focus on the disabled, aging, and underserved and underrepresented minority communities.

This Advisory Committee worked hard with community leaders to help develop population-specific vaccine delivery channels for those individuals who needed them most and help expand COVID-19 vaccine awareness, education and promotion. The Committee was chaired by Sara Hart Weir, Special Advisor, COVID-19 (Disability Services) from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

Vaccine Distribution Analysis:

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Deep Dives

Meeting Schedule:

The Committee met each Thursday at 1 p.m. during the state's COVID-19 emergency response, and meetings were open to the public. Past meetings can be viewed here.

Advisory Committee Members:

AARP Foundation SCSEP Aging Best (Central Missouri) Aging Matters Area Agency on Aging American Academy of Pediatrics Bilingual International Assistant Services BioNexus Boone County Casa de Salud (House of Health) St. Louis Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri Catholic Charities Children's Mercy City of Springfield Clay County Emergency Management Department of Agriculture Department of Corrections Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Department of Health & Senior Services Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development Department of Mental Health Department of Social Services Developmental Disabilities Council Empower Missouri Family Partnership for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Governor's Council on Disability Health Quality Innovators Heart to Heart International Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis Kansas City Health Department Maternal Child Health Services Mid-America Regional Council AAA (MARC) Missouri Academy of Family Physicians Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence Missouri Foundation for Health Missouri Hospital Association Missouri NAACP Missouri Nurses Association Missouri Pharmacy Association Missouri Primary Care Association Missouri Rural Health Association Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Missouri State Medical Association Missouri Veterans Commission Nursing Homes in Missouri Office of Governor Michael L. Parson Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Region 7 People First of Missouri Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) Springfield - Greene County Health Department St. Louis County Health Department St. Louis Regional Health Commission Team Rubicon United Healthcare Urban League of St. Louis Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri Visiting Nurse Association of St. Louis

Membership:

If you and/or your organization is interested health equity initiatives, please contact Sara Hart Weir (sara.weir@health.mo.gov).

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