COVID-19 Resources for San Diego’s Diverse Communities
The County of San Diego has identified and partnered with diverse organizations to provide accurate COVID-19 information on preventing the spread of the virus, testing and the vaccine for San Diego’s communities. Please visit the websites below for up-to-date information and resources.
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Together Against COVID & Multicultural Health Foundation
Together Against COVID is the Multicultural Health Foundation’s COVID-19 outreach to African American and Black communities. Its website provides the facts on COVID-19 through videos, testing information, vaccine updates and more to keep San Diego’s Black community safe from COVID-19. Plus, the foundation hosts free monthly virtual events featuring leading medical professionals answering frequently asked questions.
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San Diego Latino Health Coalition & Chicano Federation
San Diego Latino Health Coalition está conformado por organizaciones establecidas y con lazos estrechos en la comunidad latina. Es nuestra meta reducir la velocidad de infección del COVID-19, incrementar el acceso a información esencial, incrementar la participación en pruebas de Covid-19 y seguimiento de contactos, y lo más importante, salvar vidas. San Diego Latino Health Coalition es una organización no gubernamental comprometida a protegerlos, confía en nosotros que su información permanecerá privada. Puedes comunicarte con nuestros miembros con cualquier cuestión relacionada a la salud. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudarte! Llámenos para más información al 619-285-5600. Nosotros te podemos comunicar con el Centro de Recursos más cercano a ti.
The members of the San Diego Latino Health Coalition are established organizations with deep ties to the Latino community. Its goal is to reduce COVID-19 infection rates, increase access to vital information, increase participation in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, and most importantly, save lives. The San Diego Latino Health Coalition is a non-governmental organization committed to protecting you.
Union of Pan Asian Communities
The Union of Pan Asian Communities’ (UPAC) Community Health Worker Communication & Outreach Services is a program designed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate information and resources about COVID-19 to Asian Pacific Islander populations. Along with many digital resources, this program offers weekly COVID virtual sessions and town halls. Multilingual resources are provided in Burmese, Chinese, Karen, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
UPAC is collaborating with various community partners to outreach to Asian Pacific Islanders in the San Diego County area. If you would like to receive outreach materials or collaborate on this project, please contact Program Coordinator Dominic De Los Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Ihsan Health Initiative
The Ihsan Health Initiative is a community response to provide information and resources for refugees and immigrants in San Diego County during the COVID-19 pandemic led by Somali Family Service of San Diego.
The Ihsan Health Initiative aims to:
- Provide timely and updated public health and safety information
- Use the expertise and trust of community health workers representing the Arab, Somali, and Congolese communities
- Provide resources and navigation for refugees to access healthcare and social services
CFC San Diego: For the community, in the community, by the community
Get a FREE rapid COVID-19 test at the Jacobs Center and get your results in 20 to 30 minutes. No appointment is needed and the tests are available to anyone ages six years and up. You can call 619-643-4965 for any questions or check out their schedule for more information.
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In addition, the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 page includes information about testing sites, daily updates, health orders and mental health resources. You can also text COSD COVID19 to 468-311 to get text alert updates.
For more information on other resources, such as food/meals, internet and business, read Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation’s Health & Safety Resources blog.