LEWISTON — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Tufts Health Plan Foundation donated $20,000 to the Somali Bantu Community Association, part of a $1 million donation to 42 organizations across the region to expand vaccine education, awareness and outreach in communities of color.

Grants will support a range of organizations, from statewide organizations to local community nonprofits. They include faith-based organizations, trusted Black/Latinx-led community nonprofits and organizations with experience coordinating multilingual efforts.

At the Somali Bantu Community Association, funds will be used to work with community health workers to help people understand what they can do to protect themselves from the virus and the importance of getting the vaccine.

 


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