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Project: Improved Testing for COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities: IMPACT-C NIA

Grant Number: U54AG063546

IMPACT-C is a supplement to the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory that sought to establish the infrastructure and expertise to develop and evaluate Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy and uptake among skilled nursing facility staff, residents, and caregivers. As part of the sub-award to UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Joshua Niznik led the development and dissemination of several surveys to a national sample of skilled nursing facilities and national organizations for frontline healthcare workers to evaluate perspectives on Covid-19 vaccine uptake and potential vaccine hesitancy.


Co-Investigator / UNC-CH Site PI

Key Collaborators

Mor V, Berry S (PIs)




Niznik JD, Berry SD, Syme M, Kelley CJ, Hanson LC, Harrison J. Addressing hesitancy to COVID-19 vaccines in healthcare assistants. Geriatr Nurs. May-Jun 2022;45:169-173. PMC9035372.

Niznik JD, Harrison J, White E, Syme M, Hanson LC, Kelley CJ, Porter L, Berry SD. Perceptions of COVID-19 Vaccines Among Healthcare Assistants: A National Survey. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Jan;70(1):8-18. PMC8657352.