The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) recently selected members to serve on its Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee (VCAC) for the second year in a row.
Adeline Kline, MSN, APRN-Rx, FNP-BC, NCSN was one of 20 applicants selected for the VCAC from a highly competitive pool of 144 applicants across the U.S. Adeline is a Family Nurse Practitioner (APRN) for the Hawaii Keiki: Healthy and Ready to Learn Program, a partnership with UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing and the Hawaii Department of Education. She is currently based at Aiea Intermediate School, and serves the Aiea-Moanalua-Radford Complex Area. As a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) since 2012, Adeline specializes in primary care, and is board-certified through the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
The VCAC acts as a key component of NNCC’s Nurse-Led COVID Vaccine Confidence Project, a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the creation of the initiative in April 2021, VCAC members have served a critical role in identifying vaccine knowledge gaps and informing the development and adaptation of COVID-19 vaccine guidance, tools, and best practices that consider the needs of nurses serving vulnerable populations in community settings. The goal of the VCAC is to “lift up the voices of under-represented communities, including communities of color, individuals with disabilities, and other special populations, and raise awareness to the barriers around equitable vaccine education and access.” As part of their work they have created a toolkit to discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and engage with the community.
Adeline was a featured speaker in a webinar for the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium titled “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Pregnancy.” Listen to the webinar here. For more information, read the full press release here.