OWINGS MILLS, Md. (October 12, 2021)—Addus HomeCare, a provider of comprehensive homecare and support services, has joined the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) in support of the Flex for Checks program that aims to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among those living in medically underserved communities.

Flex for Checks is a new, community-based program that was developed as part of an $11.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that seeks to mobilize homecare workers to increase vaccination confidence and vaccination rates in underserved communities as part of the fight against COVID-19.

"Our organization is committed to the safety of our patients and employees, so when this opportunity came up to work with NMHA to accelerate vaccination in underserved areas, we were excited to participate," said Brad Bickham, president and chief operating officer at Addus HomeCare.

The Flex for Checks program is an innovative, necessary and powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19. The success of Flex for Checks is greatly dependent on the ongoing commitment of homecare workers and home health agencies.

"I am extremely proud of our nation's talented community homecare workers for their ongoing dedication and support as they help protect our fellow citizens and help stop the spread of COVID-19," said Burgess Harrison, executive director, NMHA. "The Flex for Checks program is extremely important to the health of our family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. National partners such as Addus HomeCare are making a tremendous impact on our country in the fight against COVID-19. We are grateful for their support."

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