COVID-19: Strategies to Increase Vaccination Rates Among African Americans

SC's Black leaders and others share ways to increase vaccination rates

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Zoom - Register for Link
Category: Learning Together

Join us for a conversation to learn how African-American community leaders from across the state are increasing vaccination rates in communities of color and build connection and partnerships with African-American led vaccine efforts.

Hear about strategies, partnerships, and community efforts that are working to increase vaccination rates in the African American community by addressing barriers to access, building community trust, and increasing knowledge about the vaccine.

Gain insight on community challenges, messaging, communication and engagement strategies, as well as partnership and collaboration opportunities with African-American led vaccine work across South Carolina.

Hear from grassroots and statewide leaders, sharing examples of partnerships with hospital systems and community health organizations, on efforts they are undertaking to increase knowledge, trust, and access to the COVID-19 Vaccine.


  • Naomi Lett, United Way Association of SC
  • Chris Steed, SC Grantmakers Network

Panel Participants:

  • Brenda Murphy, SC NAACP Conference President,
  • Rev. Kylon Middleton, Pastor Mt. Zion AME Zion Church, Member of Charleston County Council
  • Carl Humphries, HopeHealth, Florence

 Additional Host Organizations


Attendees (16)

Brooke Robertson

Graphic Designer | Developer

Neue South Collective

Carl Humphries


HopeHealth Inc

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

13 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Naomi Lett

Naomi Lett

President / CEO, United Way Association of SC