SAIC is a values-driven company. We are committed to architecting the future to create a better world for our customers and all of mankind. That simply can’t happen if anyone is left behind, which is why we sponsored research by the Yale School of Nursing on this important work, in order to ensure that underserved communities are no longer disproportionally impacted by the effects of the pandemic.
The study recommends that to improve communication amongst underserved communities in future pandemics or national response events, outreach workers should:
- Use trusted members of the community to deliver pandemic information.
- Increase the use of social media, radio and outreach workers to disseminate vaccine information and counter misinformation.
- Limit registration requirements and avoid online-only communication.
- Provide information in multiple languages.
- Offer more options for locations and times to overcome conflicts between work and clinic hours.
"SAIC can help our government get these much-needed vaccines out to underserved populations through our technology solutions and supply chain management expertise. We have the tools and capabilities to do this. We’re able to do it, and we’re ready to do it because it’s the right thing to do."
Bob Genter, President, SAIC Defense and Civilian Sector
Early Roll-out Among Black, Hispanic and Immigrant Communities
To ensure health equity, particularly to address disparities in morbidity and mortality, the vaccine hesitancy needs to be acknowledged and addressed. As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, these observations call for conscious planning to address these issues ahead of future health crises.
Strategies That Promote Equity for Black Communities
This rapid review provides a basis for developing a strategic implementation to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the ongoing pandemic and to promote health equity for future bio-events and health crises.
Strategies that Promote Equity for Immigrant Communities
This report suggests that vaccine uptake, and more generally pandemic response, in vulnerable communities may be better able to launch when they build on existing, trusted, culturally intelligent community-based organizations and local sociocultural processes.
Download the SAIC-sponsored report