CPNRI Vaccine Clinic

MTM Joins Forces with CPNRI to Transport Rhode Islanders with I/DD to COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Over the past few months, MTM has remained dedicated to helping protect Rhode Island’s most vulnerable populations by connecting them to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Most recently, we collaborated with we collaborated with the Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI), an association of providers that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Often, these populations have underlying medical conditions that put them at greater risk for COVID-19 complications and exposure. CPNRI serves a population that qualifies for Medicaid, but in general, may not be aware of transportation resources like MTM. Working with CPNRI’s Executive Director Tina Spears, MTM has coordinated transportation for the populations served by her organization, helping Rhode Islanders connect to vaccination clinics throughout the state.

“MTM has been wonderful to work with, and has gone above and beyond to help us meet the transportation needs of our clients,” said Tina Spears, CPNRI’s Executive Director. “We serve vulnerable populations of both adults and minors whose health conditions and lack of reliable transportation prevent them from getting to their vaccine appointments. MTM has taken a weight off of our shoulders, embracing the opportunity to manage the transportation aspect of our vaccine clinics and making it easier for our clients to get vaccinated.”

Click here to see a video of CPNRI’s clinic in action and learn more about the coordinated effort led by the Rhode Island Medical Corps.