Assisting Hands® Home Care Partners with National Minority Health Association to Mobilize Home Health Workers in Fight Against COVID-19

Community-based Flex for Checks program aims to increase vaccination confidence and rates in underserved communities

Nampa, ID, September 15, 2021, –  Assisting Hands is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the National Minority Health Association (NMHA) to help launch the new Flex for Checks program as part of the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

The Flex for Checks community-based program 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 rates in underserved communities.

Our organization is committed to the safety of our clients, caregivers, and the communities we serve, so when this opportunity came up to work with NMHA to accelerate vaccination in underserved areas, we jumped at the opportunity said, Deanna Keppel, Director of Franchise Support Services.  “It is an absolute honor to partner with the National Minority Health Association in their mission to increase public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines, especially within vulnerable and underserved communities. Our team is ready to join the fight.”

As vaccinations continue to play an even more vital role in the fight against COVID-19, Assisting Hands is providing a crucial partnership to the NMHA Flex for Checks program. By generating awareness of the importance of vaccinations and igniting an increased engagement among homecare workers, Assisting Hands is providing a dynamic call-to-action in the country’s ongoing vaccination efforts.

“Our partners play an important role in bringing the Flex for Checks program to life and helping to ensure an impactful program so we can achieve the goal of getting as many people in underserved areas vaccinated as possible”, said Burgess Harrison executive director of the NMHA. “The deep experience, compassion and tremendous talents of the team at Assisting Hands are crucial to the deployment of our Flex for Checks program.

The Flex for Checks program has continued to gain national momentum in recent weeks, thanks to support from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, the Home Care Association of America, as well as commitments from healthcare agencies, and their workers on the frontlines, throughout the country.

“The Flex for Checks program is an innovative, necessary, and powerful tool in the fight against COVD-19.  I am proud of our nation’s talented community healthcare workers for their courage and the hard work they do as they galvanize our fellow citizens to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Ian Smith, Flex for Checks spokesperson and TV Personality.

About Assisting Hands® Home Care

Assisting Hands provides quality home care that enriches the lives of their clients by helping them remain at home through non-medical companionship, personal care services, and total care management. Their comprehensive list of services is provided to the elderly, the disabled, and others of any age or in any situation.

To find out more about Assisting Hands, please call (208) 442-8588, or visit

About NMHA.  The National Minority Health Association, founded in 1988 by Dr. David L. Dalton, Chairman, and CEO, UNIVEC Conglomerate, Inc. (UNVC), achieved its initial mission of ensuring the establishment of Offices of Minority Health in all 50 states. Today the NMHA is adding to its mission and deploying new programs that utilize patient-centered, value-based care, and new ways of enhancing care to patients where they are, lowering costs, and improving outcomes for minority and underserved communities. To find out more, visit Become a member of the NMHA Health Equity Action Leaders network (HEAL) and join the fight for health equity. Help build confidence in the vaccine

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $11.1million. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit



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