Museums, libraries, science centers, and other cultural organizations engage communities across the United States in learning experiences every day. They have built deep ties with their communities over decades of sustained service and have rightly earned strong reputations as trusted sources of information. These institutions play a vital role in their communities offering educational opportunities and even moving beyond that focus by providing food, childcare, and other essential services. As a result, they are uniquely suited to educate the communities they serve about public health.
Through the Communities for Immunity initiative, museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and tribal organizations have demonstrated their unique value. With deep knowledge of the specific needs of their communities, museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and tribal organizations are critical grassroots partners in building vaccine confidence. With national support, these individual efforts can be expanded and replicated to effectively engage people across the country on public health topics and more. Visit the Example Library to find resources developed by Communities for Immunity awardees.