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A mayors' guide to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

While federal, state, and county authorities manage significant portions of the vaccine delivery chain, city leaders play key roles. This module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit provides an overview of what mayors should do to ensure an effective and equitable distribution of vaccines. 

How to communicate with the public about COVID vaccines

Mayors and trusted community leaders will play a critical role in encouraging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Use this module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit to learn how to get your messaging to connect with them.

Vaccine data to watch

To achieve an effective and equitable vaccination rollout, mayors need access to meaningful, high-quality, and timely data. This module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit lays out what data local leaders need to track in order to make decisions and advocate for their city.

Failing forward in local government

Failure is at the root of any successful innovation project, but local governments' ability to identify, learn from, and do something about failures are limited by budgeting and longstanding cultures of risk aversion. We know that cities will need to innovate if they are to meet the great challenges of our time -- this project aims to help them actually translate innovation to impact. 

The Centre for Public Impact and the Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation are working together to understand how local governments can fail forward and are supporting cities as they catalyze cultures of innovation. 

Local strategies to accelerate economic mobility

Many factors have contributed to stagnant and declining rates of economic mobility. But local governments can make a significant impact in improving lifetime outcomes for their residents. To help, our partners at Results for America have created the Economic Mobility Catalog. Designed elevate policies and programs proven to boost economic mobility, the Catalog helps cities accelerate change in their communities.

Staying engaged with a socially-distant community

This guide is designed to support cities that want to create and maintain strong, institutionalized practices of community engagement during periods of remote working in an increasingly digital world.