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Community-Based Organizations Serving Populations with Low COVID Vaccination Rates Receive More Than $4.5 Million in Grants from Health Net

Date: 02/15/22

Grants are the result of Health Net's community-first approach; funds will support AltaMed's successful and culturally tailored "¡Ándale! ¿Qué esperas?," campaign, Visión y Compromiso's promotoras effort, among others

SACRAMENTO, February 15, 2022Health Net, one of California's longest serving and most experienced Medi-Cal partners, awarded more than $4.5 million to community-based nonprofits to help vaccinate communities hardest hit by COVID and increase vaccine equity.

"After serving California's most vulnerable residents for more than four decades, we understand that healthcare is best delivered locally," said Martha Santana-Chin, Medi-Cal President of Health Net. "When we set out to dispel myths about the COVID-19 vaccines in regions with the lowest vaccination rates, we partnered with nonprofits that are trusted voices in their communities, and hand in hand, we've made positive change across California."

To increase vaccination rates across the state, Health Net intensely focused on a community-first approach. The company worked with established community organizations including Health Begins, Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), and Visión y Compromiso. Together, the organizations have worked with Health Net to identify and partner with other local organizations where Health Net's expertise, analytics, and resources could make a meaningful difference and enable neighborhood advocates.

In total, Health Net gave more than 80 grants to community-based organizations throughout the state. Among them, AltaMed Health Services (AltaMed) received $1.6 million in funding to support their community, broadcast, and digital outreach campaign to help thousands of Latinos in communities heavily impacted from the pandemic to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

Other grantees could use their new funding in many ways to increase local vaccination rates, including:

  • Family-focused events with COVID-19 and flu vaccines available
  • Local canvassing and outreach to support vaccination
  • Working with schools and Boys and Girls Clubs to educate and vaccinate members

The following CBOs received grants from Health Net:

  • Adventist
  • Alhambra Teachers Association
  • AltaMed Health Services
  • Ampla Health
  • APLA Health and Wellness
  • Black Wellness & Prosperity Center
  • Black Women for Wellness
  • Calexico Wellness Center
  • California Association of Rural Health Clinics
  • California Consortium Urban Indian Health
  • California Farmworker Foundation
  • California Health Collaborative
  • California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Camarena Health
  • Central Neighborhood Health Foundation
  • Centro La Familia
  • Champions for Health
  • Chapa De Indian Health
  • Chinatown Service Center
  • Chula Vista Community Collaborative
  • Circle of Life Development Foundation (COLDf)
  • Clinica Tepati
  • Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo
  • Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers
  • Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • CORE
  • East Valley Community Health Center
  • El Centro Regional Medical Center
  • El Concilio
  • El Dorado Community Health Center
  • Fresno Building Healthy Communities
  • Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center
  • Golden Valley Health Centers
  • Greater Sacramento Urban League
  • Herald Christian Health Center
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Kedren Clinic
  • Kern Inyo and Mono Labor Central Council / Central Valley Worker Center
  • Koreatown Youth + Community Center
  • La Maestra
  • Lassen Medical Clinic
  • Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability
  • Lestonnac Free Clinic
  • Little Tokyo Service Center
  • MACT Health Board, Inc.
  • Mariposa Health and Human Services
  • North State College of Pharmacy
  • Omni Family Health
  • ONEGeneration
  • Pacific Islander Health Partnership
  • Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
  • Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley
  • Reinvent South Stockton Coalition
  • Sacramento County Dept. of Public Health (DPH)
  • San Diego Wellness Collaborative
  • San Joaquin General Hospital
  • SEIU JWCH Project
  • Shifa Community Clinic
  • Shingle Springs Tribal Health
  • Sierra Medical Society Alliance
  • Slavic American Chamber
  • Spiritt Family Services
  • Stanislaus County Dept. of Public Health (DPH)
  • Together Toward Health (PHI)
  • Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health
  • UC Davis
  • Unidos Por La Música
  • United Farm Workers Foundation
  • United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley
  • Valley Health Care Center
  • Venice Community Clinic
  • Via Care Community Health Center
  • Visión y Compromiso
  • WellSpace Health
  • Wesley Health Center (JWHC)
  • West Fresno Family Resource Center
  • West Modesto Community Collaborative
  • White Memorial

Additionally, Health Net's "RVax 180" mobile vaccination program aims to host and support 180 COVID-19 vaccine events held in conjunction with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, employers, civic groups, organized labor, school districts, and more. Thus far, more than 160 events have been conducted, resulting in more than 15,000 vaccinations.

Last Updated: 02/25/2022