COVID-19 SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES INITIATIVE
2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
San Bernardino County, Calif., CA
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Health (Best in Category)
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH) implemented a multi-faceted approach to address low vaccination rates of residents and staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities. The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Vaccination and Education Initiative leads COVID-19 vaccination efforts by educating SNF staff, residents, and their families on the importance of being vaccinated against COVID-19. DPH reached out to SNFs to educate their staff and residents, addressing common myths and misconceptions about vaccines. COVID-19 vaccination events were then conducted at participating SNFs in San Bernardino County with the goal of increasing vaccination rates in the Countyâs most vulnerable healthcare settings. Data has been collected to showcase efforts and develop recommendations to SNFs for future long-term care solutions and COVID-19 resources.