These educational videos that encouraged people to be vaccinated were produced by CAI’s REACH project.
REACH uses a community-led approach to reduce chronic illness among African American/Black residents in five underserved ZIP codes in Buffalo, New York, by promoting wellness with strategies that advance tobacco-free living, improve nutrition and breastfeeding rates, and increase access to health and community programs.
Watch the videos
REACH Talk: Davonte “Ticket” Gains. A Division 1 basketball athlete from Buffalo, NY, shares his experience with COVID-19 and the factors that supported his decision to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
REACH Talk: Marsha McWilson. This national recording artist from Niagara Falls, NY, talks about writing the song “Rona Mae Blues” after losing family and friends to COVID-19.
REACH Talk: Dr. Takesha Leonard. A medical provider with Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, NY, shares her experience caring for patients during the pandemic.