Create a health meetup that facilitates better conversations around COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
IDEO.org and Refugee Women’s Network co-designed a health meetup called Mothers x Mothers with a group of refugee and immigrant women to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in their communities. With this toolkit, organizations can plan and implement their own Mothers x Mothers meetup groups. The elements of the toolkit are informed and tested by mothers’ experiences, and create the conditions to have a judgement-free conversation around the vaccine among mothers. It’s all about connection, belonging, and autonomy.
Co-designed by refugee and immigrant mothers, for mothers
The Mothers x Mothers toolkit helps you create those meetup experiences that promote connection, belonging and autonomy among mothers who attend. By equipping community mothers with the tools to host their own meetups, we can increase access to relevant information delivered in a safe, supportive space.
Meetups are informal gatherings of people with shared interests or identities. Mothers x Mothers is a community health meetup for mothers to connect with each other and talk about key health issues facing their families, starting with the COVID-19 vaccine. It is a time for mothers to:
- Take a break from the labor of caregiving.
- Connect with other mothers and counter the isolation of life in a new country
- Share health concerns in a safe environment and get reliable information from trusted peers
This section has everything you need to run a meetup around the COVID-19 vaccine. The slides include speaking notes, and there is also an agenda, sign-in sheet, and other downloads to make your event successful. Follow-up with mothers with WhatsApp scripts, videos, flyers and more.