OKLAHOMA CITY – February 17, 2022 – A partnership between the National Urban League and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will allow six Urban League affiliates, including the Urban League of Greater OKC, Inc., to build vaccine confidence and boost COVID-19 vaccination through the positions of community health navigators.

The National Urban League has been awarded $1,321,200 to recruit, hire, train, and support community health navigators through the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. The award applies $700,000 for operations, $571,200 for Navigator payments, and $50,000 for incentives.

The community health navigators will conduct outreach and engagement activities in these communities and assist community members in getting vaccinated and boosted. National Urban League has specified that navigators are not virtual positions as these positions are public-facing and require staff to meet with the public daily.

National Urban League urges navigators to meet and follow up one-on-one with people and document every success story. Urban League of Greater OKC, Inc., has four teams that collectively need to meet the goal of over 80 vaccinations weekly. Navigators will need to be self-motivated and goal-orientated
as they must report their numbers daily.

Established in 1946 as a 501(c) 3 organization, the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s mission is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and the poor to achieve social and economic equality. The Urban League supports more than 8,000 clients each year through advocacy, research, and
program services in five major areas: children and families; employment and training; affordable housing; entrepreneurship; and urban health.
The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City is an affiliate of the National Urban League and a United Way partner agency.

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