The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to develop and update core resources on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration. Visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines for more information and resources as they become available. The page is also available in Spanish at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vacuna.
Community Care of North Carolina and NC AHEC also have a joint webpage with additional resources regarding the vaccine.
Vaccination Volunteer Module
The NC AHEC Program, led by Charlotte AHEC, is offering an online module titled Volunteer Training for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites free to the public in North Carolina. This training provides a general introduction to what volunteers might expect onsite and can be supplemented with additional onboarding by their vaccination team.
NC COVID-19 Vaccination Guide for Medical Practices
NC AHEC Practice Support offers a Vaccination Guide toolkit, providing information on what Medical Practices need to know now about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
How to Establish a Community-Based Vaccination Site for the COVID-19 Vaccine
This playbook offers a brief outline of the process by which a vaccine administration event can be established by a church or civic organization within the local community.
In March 2021, NC AHEC released the Pandemic Health Care Workforce Study at the direction of the North Carolina General Assembly. The study details the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care workforce and health care delivery across the state and recommends strategies for better addressing the current pandemic and to better prepare for future health crises. Click here to view the study.
Ensuring an adequate and appropriately trained workforce in hospitals, health systems, and practices is an essential component of preparation for and management of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To specifically support workforce planning to meet the surge demands for distinct patient care populations, the overview is accompanied with a series of other guidelines, or playbooks, that match strategies for maximizing skill utilization with appropriate resources for training, cross-training, and retraining workers.
At each Basecamp link, there is a download button at the bottom of the page that converts the document to a PDF for viewing. These are living documents and will be updated as additional resources become available. Please send feedback and suggestions to NCAHECworkforcesurge@gmail.com.
The following recorded lectures and tip sheets offered by NC AHEC and the UNC School of Medicine are designed to inform and support heath care professionals through increased patient volume due to the COVID-19 pandemic.