One Decision for Us features important information about the vaccine:
Supporting our Community
In addition to launching One Decision for Us, Harlem Children’s Zone has been at the forefront of supporting our community — and other hard-hit communities across the country — get through the pandemic.
Most recently, we partnered with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to open a site for everyone in our community to get the vaccine and we hosted Just the Facts: COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall. At this community-wide event, Kwame Owusu-Kesse, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, sat down with physicians Olajide A. Williams, MD and Julia E. Iyasere, MD, to provide fact- and science-based responses to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additionally, during the height of Covid-19, we designed and implemented a five-phase emergency response and recovery plan in Harlem. William Julius Wilson Institute then worked to scale the program with partners in six cities where people of color have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Finally, together with national and community partners, we launched #StayCoveredTogether. Through the campaign, we drove awareness and public education about the importance of wearing a mask.