Nurse talking to mother and child in waiting roomThrough a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is supporting stronger collaboration between teaching hospitals and local public health and community organizations. Between October 2022 and September 2023, IPFCC served as consultants during the 2nd year of this work to enhance the focus on patient- and family-centered care, supporting collaboration and partnerships with patients and families from diverse and under-resourced communities. As part of the work, IPFCC developed a 4-part video series to increase understanding of ways to partner with families from diverse communities to build trust in vaccines and other aspects of health care. The series captures trusted “voices” within communities—doulas, cultural brokers, parents, and teens—and their collaboration with families and health care professionals.

Partnering to Build Trust and Confidence in Pediatric Vaccines Video Series

Video #1: With a Doula Early in Parenting (8:23)

Video #2: With Parents as Cultural Brokers and Community Health Workers (8:03)

Video #3, Part 1: Teens as Advisors for School-Based Health Clinics (4:28)

Video #3, Part 2: Creating a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) (9:25)

Video #4: Seeing Your Clinic from Patient and Family Perspectives (5:27)

Girl holding teddy bear recieving vaccineBoy with bandaid on armDiscussion Questions are available to accompany the videos.

Two guidance documents to promote collaborative planning for ambulatory clinics were also developed:

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Further information about the AAMC project is available at: