Graphic illustration of eight boxes with one box in the center that has the campaign message. It reads This is Our Shot. All letters are white except our, which is bright green over a dark blue background. Remaining illustrations include a young Latina woman in a mask holding up her arm with a bandaid on it in front of a light green background, woman with a visual disability with a mask on and bandaid on her arm in front of a teal background, young man with a mask and bandaid on his arm and a prosthetic arm holding a thumbs up in front of a light blue background, two bandaids in an x shape on a dark blue background, blue face mask on a yellow background, young Black man with a mask on and bandaid on his arm with crutches on a teal background, white woman with a mask on and pointing to a bandaid on her arm in a wheelchair on a light blue background, and an older Black man with a mask on and a bandaid on his arm holding up his arm on a light green background.

Able SC is going to the White House!

Ebony, a Black woman with braids wearing classes and using a power wheelchair with a tray, points to a banner that reads, 'Why I secured my shot...' and contains positive messages about why people with disabilities got vaccinated.

The White House is hosting a Summit on COVID-19 Equity and What Works Showcase next week to highlight interventions and approaches that have moved the needle on equitable COVID-19 outcomes, and to showcase a path forward.

As a recipient of CDC Foundation Grant funding, an Able South Carolina program has been selected to present at the event! Able SC has been selected because of our efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccine access and vaccine fact awareness among disabled Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC Community).

Please forward this invite widely for virtual participation via livestream!

“We are extremely excited to show the important work we do and the impact we are making in South Carolina.” Kimberly Tissot, President and CEO


White House Summit on Covid-19 Equity and What Works Showcase

You are invited to join the White House Summit on Covid-19 Equity and What Works Showcase virtually on Wednesday, November 16th, from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM .

RSVP for a link to the livestream of the Summit (12-3PM) and to sign up for the Virtual What Works Showcase (3:15-5PM).

Black mother with burn scars and disabilities poses with her two children, a baby and a toddler.
Hispanic woman with a mask on smiles. She has curly brown hair and is wearing a button that reads, 'I'm vaccinated for my community.'
Young Black man with disabilities smiles while outside, wearing a button that reads, 'I'm vaccinated for my community.'

A message from the White House about this event:

From his first day in office, President Biden committed to a Covid-19 response that placed equity squarely at its center. Since that time, much progress has been made in a truly whole-of-society effort to protect, support and uplift the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities in the face of this unprecedented public health threat. In particular, the efforts of organizations and collaborations in communities across the country amounts to a historic proof of concept for how—when appropriately resourced and supported—inequities in health can be minimized and eliminated with thoughtfulness, intentionality, and innovation.

While there remains much to do in pursuit of Covid-19 equity—and beyond—the White House Summit on Covid-19 Equity and What Works Showcase on November 16, 2022 highlights interventions and approaches that have moved the needle on equitable Covid-19 outcomes, and showcases a path forward. This event will convene community organizations, equity leaders, government officials and philanthropic organizations in the sharing of best practices to light the way forward. Panel discussions (described below) will be live streamed, and followed by an in-person as well as a virtual showcase featuring community organizations from across the nation and their groundbreaking work on COVID-19 equity.

The White House is joined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in hosting this event.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 –– 5:00 PM

WH Covid-19 Equity Summit & What Works Showcase | LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE

  • 12:00 – 12:15 PM Opening Remarks
  • 12:15 – 1:00 PM It All Starts With Trust
    • Discussing the importance of hyper-local approaches and what has worked in building and maintaining trust in public health.
  • 1:00 – 1:15 PM Break
  • 1:15 – 2:00 PM The Power of Partnerships
    • Discussing the importance of local leadership and share how community organizations, local, state and federal authorities, medical systems and others have worked together to provide support systems that improved COVID-19 outcomes.
  • 2:00 – 2:15 PM Break
  • 2:15 – 3:00 PM From Covid-19 Equity to Health Equity
    • Highlighting how approaches that worked for COVID-19 are being applied more broadly, and what it will take to keep health equity at the center of recovery and post-recovery efforts.
  • 3:15 – 5:00 PM Covid-19 Equity What Works Showcase | ZOOM

*Captioning and ASL will be provided throughout the event.
RSVP link:

Thank you!

White House Office of COVID-19 Response

Participating Organizations
Urban Indian Health Institute
Equity Wellness Alliance
Border Network for Human Rights
Health Advocates In-Reach and Research
The Every Neighborhood Partnership
Pink Cornrows
Center for Independent Living Florida
Mississippi State Health Department
Roots Health Center
Unidos en Salud
Maricopa Department of Public Health
Southern Echo
Yee Ha'olnii Doo
CommuniVaxx Alabama
Able South Carolina
Chicagoland Vaccine Partnership
Young Invincibles
Gap Community Center
The Wright Center for Community Health
National Healthcare for the Homeless Council
Institute for Family Health
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese
MAVI Center for Independent Living
Idaho Immunization Coalition
Wabanaki Public Health & Wellness
Lantern Community Services

Thank you to our partners who helped make this program possible!

Footer with “SC Disability Vaccine Access Network” and partner logos below. From left to right: Able SC, AccessAbility, Disability Rights South Carolina, Walton Options, UofSC Center for Disability Resources, South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council.”

Want to learn more about the Able SC "This is Our Shot" campaign? Visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions from the disabled BIPOC community, created specifically for the disabled BIPOC population. Read stories from members of the BIPOC population about why they chose to get vaccinated. Learn more about what you can do to ensure that BIPOC individuals are gaining access to the flu and COVID-19 vaccines they need to ensure health and well-being.

Senior Black woman smiles to the camera. Her hair is pulled back and she's wearing silver jewelry and a purple dress.
Disability Vaccine Access Leaders gathered in a group outside, holding up campagin banner reading, 'Protect your community, secure your shot.' From left to right, a young Black woman using a power wheelchair, a middle aged Hispanic woman standing and smiling, a senior Black woman with gray hair holding the banner and smiling. a young white woman with red hair holding the banner and standing while talking to her neighbor, a young adult Black man, a young Black toddler standing next to her mother, a Black woman with burn scars holding her infant Black son.

Contact our Vaccine Access Helpline at 1-800-787-6046.

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