The Vanguard Vaccination Project Features Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D. Discussing how Business Leaders can Effectively Support Underserved Communities in the Struggle Against COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

The Vanguard Network and Global Vaccination Advisors Release Turnkey Toolkit on
Overcoming Vaccine Resistance and Hesitancy


WASHINGTON DC (8/4/2021) — Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D joins The Vanguard Network Principal, Ken Banta on the Vanguard Vaccination Project to discuss how to further vaccination, education, and outreach in minority communities.

The Vanguard Vaccination Project toolkit includes short videos, podcasts, articles, and helpful tools, such as information on how best to communicate the vaccine imperative to your workforce based on their underlying attitudes towards vaccination. All of the materials can be found here.

“Business and community leaders are critical to protecting our society from Covid,” said Ken Banta, Founder and Principal of the Vanguard Network. “We gathered powerful stories from business leaders and reached out to our extensive network of experts in epidemiology, ethics and public health, and assembles these resources,” he said.

“These resources are free and we encourage all business and community leaders to use them to encourage vaccination and correct the misinformation that is all too common,” said Glenna Crooks, Ph.D., Principal of Global Vaccination Advisors.

Episode Five features Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D. discussing her strategies to encourage COVID-19 vaccination among those in underserved and minority communities.

“We are eager to support leaders in their efforts. We know their organizations do important
work. They are an important source of jobs and contribute to the economy. We want to help them with the tools we offer to address the important need to encourage vaccinations. This will help achieve vaccine equity and will help employees stay on the job and be productive.”

The Vanguard Vaccination Project

Safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines are available and increasingly accessible, but vaccine
hesitancy and resistance are profound barriers to achieving herd immunity. Without herd
immunity, we will face resurgences of the disease, causing social, educational, travel, workforce productivity, and economic disruptions. Leaders of companies and organizations across the country can play an important role in encouraging vaccinations within their organizations and communities. The Vanguard Network, in collaboration with Global Vaccination Advisors, will help by assembling and curating materials from top experts including ethicist Dr. Art Caplan, minority health champion Dr. Felix Nunez and anthropologist Dr. Heidi Larson.

Ken Banta

Ken is a top management advisor who works with CEOs and senior executives on leadership, organizational transformation, and corporate positioning. Ken has helped to lead eleven successful global transformations and turnarounds and has advised on many more. He writes regularly for HBR and is a Contributing Author of “HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs.”


Glenna Crooks

Glenna is Co-Founder and Partner in Global Vaccination Advisors, dedicated to maximizing COVID vaccination globally. She brings over four decades of public health, vaccine, and policy experience globally to The Vanguard Vaccination Project. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Health Policy International, Inc., and the first civilian to have been awarded The Surgeon General’s Medallion for her contributions to public health.


Sherry Fox

Sherry is Co-Founder and Partner in Global Vaccination Advisors, dedicated to maximizing COVID vaccination globally.  She brings over four decades of insights expertise to The Vanguard Vaccination Project, to help organizations understand the underlying attitudinal and emotional drivers and barriers to vaccination. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of FutureHealth Strategies, a consultancy leveraging the intersection of data, insights, and technology to transform the future of healthcare.


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