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Experts: Education More Influential than Prizes When it Comes to Vaccinating Pacific Islanders
June 9, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Josie Howard, Cohort VIII

From Hawai‘i News Now:

While prize giveaways have enticed some in Hawai‘i to get the COVID shot, outreach organizations who work with minority communities say education and access are far more influential.

“Personally, I feel like the incentive is going against our effort in educating people to understand what really matters. And what matters is their life,” said Josie Howard, CEO of We are Oceania.

For months, Howard has been on a mission ― communicating the benefits of the COVID vaccine to Hawaii’s Pacific Islander population.

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