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We want to share with you some of the encouraging work of our partners and grantees leading COVID-19 response efforts. Across the globe, we’re seeing them step up in countless ways — from scientists and researchers who are fighting the spread of the virus, to frontline community health providers increasing vaccine access, to education leaders helping families and students navigate remote and in-person learning. Collectively we can do our part to not only stem the spread of COVID-19, but ensure there’s a better future for everyone on the other side.
This California Nonprofit is Fighting for Equity in North Fair Oaks
North Fair Oaks Community Alliance started providing free masks to its community and is now on a mission to get residents vaccinated.
One Teacher on Addressing Trauma in the Classroom in the Pandemic Era
The UCSF HEARTS program trains teachers and staff to create a healthy environment for students, especially during the global pandemic.
Cristo Rey de la Salle High School is Putting Community First as it Reopens
How this Oakland high school keeps students at the heart of everything they do — from virtual instruction to the reopening for in-person learning.
Mission Critical: Priscilla Chan and the Fight Against COVID-19 in San Francisco's Latino Community
The pandemic has hit Latino families harder than any other ethnic group in the Bay Area, and now an all-star team of researchers and community organizers backed by funds from CZI is working to change that.
Unidos en Salud
Unidos en Salud is a partnership between the Latino Task Force and the University of California San Francisco to offer low-barrier, no cost testing and vaccines to community members in hard-hit San Francisco neighborhoods, like the Mission District. The project also provides wrap-around support services, like financial support for missed work.
Made To Save
Made to Save, a campaign by Civic Nation, is a vaccination and public health campaign aiming to increase vaccine acceptance in BIPOC communities. It serves as a centralized hub to coordinate evidenced-based vaccine messages, build a rapid-response coalition of organizations to disseminate these messages, and mobilize local community-based organizations to lead outreach in disproportionately impacted communities.
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
The Sierra Health Foundation is coordinating vaccination and communications efforts between hundreds of local community-based organizations (CBOs) across the state working in disproportionately-impacted, BIPOC communities. This support centers on building capacity of these CBOs to engage their communitiesy engagement with public health communications and outreach, and build trust in the vaccine.
ideas42/Partners in Health
ideas42 joins Partners in Health to partner with governments and community organizations to develop a get-out-the-vaccine campaign that adapts existing behavioral insights into strategic planning and community engagement. CZI’s support is directly targeting this partnership’s engagement in Montgomery, Alabama, one of the hardest hit cities across the country.
Kaiser Family Foundation
KFF’s Vaccine Monitor is an in-depth survey to track attitudes and perspectives around COVID-19 vaccine(s). This grant supports collection of additional monthly surveys, allowing for detailed analysis on the effects of COVID within communities of color who have been disproportionately affected by the virus.
In addition to the COVID Journalism Project, which established a dedicated, open access COVID reporting desk, CZI’s support of The Atlantic also includes the COVID Tracking Project. The project is one of the most comprehensive, go-to resources for accurate data on COVID including race/ethnicity, hospitalization, testing and mortality rates, used by state governments to the federal government.