Frontline Initiative: DSPs Respond to COVID-19
Public Service Announcements for COVID-19 Response
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Association of University Centers on Disability, the Institute on Community Integration and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals are collaborating on a series of public service announcements (PSAs). The PSAs address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among direct support professionals. Why? Because 26% of DSPs remain unvaccinated (Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report, 2021). The PSAs feature DSPs, family members, and people receiving supports explaining the critical importance of getting vaccinated. The first five PSAs were produced by ICI in Minnesota during the summer of 2021. New PSAs are being created with NADSP and will be released in late 2021 and through 2022. View some of the PSAs below. If there is a PSA that resonates with your experience as a DSP, please share it with others.