Rick Cardenas passed away on March 10, 2021. Rick was a strong presence in Minnesota’s disability community. He remained true to himself and strong in his dedication to improving access for everyone.
Thanks to reaching COVID-19 vaccination goals faster than expected, additional priority groups are eligible for vaccines. Important: If you have questions about your eligibility, contact your primary care provider.
The Minnesota Department of Health encourages caregivers to sign up as soon as possible for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Connector Tool. There are appointments available now. The connector tool does not have a specific option for primary caregivers, but this post explains how you can sign up.
MCD encourages Minnesotans in need to contact Starkey Hearing Technologies for assistance in acquiring no-cost hearing aids. For those struggling to afford hearing aids, Starkey Cares can help acquire state-of-the-art hearing aids at no cost. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please email Liz Sweet, Starkey Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 328-8602 to learn additional details about the program.
The Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps people in Minnesota find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. When those who have signed up in the Connector become eligible for the vaccine, the tool will alert them of their eligibility, connect them to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment, and notify them if there are vaccine opportunities in their area.
Partners in Policymaking is now accepting applications for the Partners in Policymaking Class 39 advocacy and leadership training program developed by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.