FLPPS Awarded $1 Million to Increase COVID-19 Access Throughout Western New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021
The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) has been awarded $1 million to support regional community-based efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities. The funding was made available by the American Rescue Plan and is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will mobilize community health workers, patient navigators, and social support specialists to educate and assist people in accessing and receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.FLPPS is the lead agency and is partnering with Human Service Development, IBERO, MC Collaborative, Father Tracy Advocacy Center, Ardent Solutions, Western NY Coalition of Farmworker, and S2AYRural Health Network. FLPPS will oversee program delivery in coordination and collaboration with the regional Vaccine Hubs across the 13-county FLPPS region, along withCommon Ground Health.The FLPPS grant is part of $121 million in American Rescue Plan funding to 127 agencies around the country.
“This grant will support trusted voices in local communities in sharing information about vaccines, building vaccine confidence, and addressing barriers to vaccination for individuals in underserved communities.” – Carol Tegas, Executive Director of FLPPS