Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has launched a COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Ambassador Program to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts and recognize community-based organizations, healthcare providers and nursing homes with high staff vaccination rates throughout North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Nursing Home Vaccination Ambassador Program began in March 2021 and the Community Partner Staff Vaccination Inquiry is now available. All responses are self-reported and voluntary. Those with a 75% or greater staff vaccination rate will receive a certificate, recognition as a Vaccination Ambassador on the GPQIN website, and a customizable press release template to distribute at their discretion. There is also great value in responses sharing what has worked well and barriers encountered; best practices and resources will assist those seeking assistance in increasing their staff vaccination rates.
Please note; the site is updated each week.
Visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Ambassador page for a list of Ambassadors, best practices and the form to submit vaccination rates for your organization.
“COVID-19 is a serious health threat and can have significant, life threatening complications even when someone is asymptomatic. Scientists are still learning about the long-lasting effects from COVID-19. Even if you do not get very ill from COVID-19, you can spread the disease to family, friends and others you are around without seeing the impact of the spread. The COVID-19 vaccine is proven to be effective and safe. Our goal is that by celebrating COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Ambassadors and sharing their best practices on our webpage, those best practices can be adopted by other healthcare organizations. It is the people who you are elbow-to-elbow with at work and in the community that are the greatest influencers of vaccine confidence.“ – Tammy Wagner, RN, LSSGB; Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor