Upon completing the Center for Nursing Leadership's program, the Amy V. Cockcroft Leadership Fellowship, fellows are equipped with proven skills, strategies, and techniques for success as health care leaders. The faculty members are nationally known leaders in nursing, health care, and public policy. To put skills into practice, each fellow develops and implements an impact project.
Robin Dawson and Allison Jamison-Haggwood focused their Cockcroft project on COVID-19 problem-solving. Having backgrounds in community health, they took the opportunity to promote vaccine education in communities with general vaccine hesitancy and accessibility. “We chose to focus our efforts on Lancaster and Orangeburg counties. Our goal was to increase availability to appropriate vaccine education and accessibility for these communities,” says Dr. Dawson.
The pair leveraged their existing relationships with community organizations to implement their project, which has included two events. In response to the rapidly increasing cases caused by the COVID-19 delta variant, their next event is in the planning stages with the Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission.