The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is pleased to announce the launch of its first micro-contribution program in 2023, that will include the distribution of up to ten (10), $1,000 – $10,000 contributions to midwifery practices and community organizations to increase capacity in evidence-based communication around vaccinations and to help remove barriers for midwives to become vaccinators and vaccine promoters, with a particular focus on COVID-19.
The micro-contribution program will support projects which accomplish one of the following related objectives: 1) address barriers to uptake for the full series (4 doses) of COVID19 vaccination, with an emphasis on issues and concerns specific to pregnancy; 2) build the capacity of midwives as vaccinators by addressing barriers to vaccine delivery (for COVID-19 boosters and other immunization programs) by midwives, thereby expanding vaccine access. The program will be open to organizations, midwives, and midwifery practices. The project will ensure it is accessible and relevant to pregnant people and people with fertility related concerns and other barriers to vaccination (including cultural and economic barriers). This project is funded by the Public Health Agency in Canada in support of the Immunization Partnership Fund (IPF) objective(s) including: Building the capacity of health care providers (HCPs) as vaccinators and vaccination promoters, Community-based COVID-19 education, promotion and outreach, and Building capacity for evidence-based vaccination communication.
If you have any questions, please contact Giba Barrie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2023
Application is open to Canadian organizations only.
An info session on the application process will be held on Wednesday, January 18 from 12:00 – 1:00pm pm EST