Michigan Vaccination Partners (MVP)

We partner to improve equity and access to vaccinations and other health care services.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM), Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), Disability Rights Michigan (DRM), and Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) joined together to form Michigan Vaccination Partners (MVP). MVP aims to ensure greater equity and access to vaccination for people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. 

 

We partner because people with disabilities experience health disparities.

People with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. They were six times more likely to die from COVID-19 and experienced reduced access to routine health care and services.

 

Our vision is to create healthy communities for all.

MVP works to empower people in their communities. We achieve this vision by:

  • creating an accessible and welcoming vaccination and health clinic experience for all people in Michigan,
  • dispelling misinformation about vaccinations and other health topics,
  • using the latest scientific information to direct our initiatives,
  • collaborating with trusted community-based organizations across the state of Michigan,
  • identifying the need for community resources, like food, transportation, and housing, and
  • collecting and reporting disability-related data.

Listen on how MVP are improving access to vaccinations and other health care services in MI-DDI's Possibilities Podcast.

 

Green text reads, Autism Alliance of Michigan. This text is next to an image of a puzzle piece with the image of the state of Michigan inside of it.

 

Black text reads, Brain Injury Association of Michigan. This text is next to blue silhouettes of icons of a head.

 

Navy blue text reads, Disabilities Rights Michigan. The text is next to a navy blue image of a sun over waves.

 

The letters, M, I, D, D, and I are next to text that reads, Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute.

 

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For More Information

If you have questions about the MI-DDI's work as a Michigan Vaccine Partner, please contact middi@wayne.edu.

 

Funding for this project is provided through the COVID-19 Vaccination Supplement 4 by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) through the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and is supported through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, P.L. 116-260 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, P.L. 117-2.