Our Covid-19 Response
Covid-19 Vaccine Community Partnership Equity Project
It is well documented that certain populations are disproportionately impacted by Covid-19 due social and economic factors, including system inequities. To address these inequities, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) recommends equity as a cross-cutting factor within vaccine phase rollouts (we are currently in Phase 1B tier 1 of vaccine distribution). To see equity recommendations by population, click here.
Vaccine Equity Partnership
To support these vaccine equity efforts, a trusted group of local organizations has come together to form the Vaccine Equity Partnership.
These organizations, with guidance from Washington State DOH and support from Providence NWWA clinical teams, volunteers, and the Providence Institute for a Healthier Community, Snohomish County Government and Snohomish Health District, are working together to deliver EQUITABLE, TRANSPARENT and DEPENDABLE vaccinations to vulnerable community members.
Pilot Organizations Include:
- Housing Hope
- Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest
- NAACP of Snohomish County
- Communities of Color Coalition
- Latino Educational Training Institute
- Greater Trinity Church/Rise Up Academy
- Snohomish County Latino Coalition
- Korean Community Service Center
- Snohomish County Mutual Aid
- Everett Community College.
These local community organizations, who have trusted relationship within their communities, are best able to actively support access and/or resources to populations with the greatest barriers.
This tailored effort is meant to provide meaningful access to harder to reach communities, and is an adjunct effort alongside Snohomish County run mass vaccination sites (click here to see current sites and register) or additional vaccine access through local providers or pharmacies, as more vaccine becomes available. To see a list of all Snohomish County published locations visit COVID-19 Vaccine Resources Page on www.LiveWellLocal.org
Snohomish County Mask Brigade
Across Snohomish County, organizations struggle to get the protective equipment they need for themselves or those they serve. With a greater understanding of asymptomatic transmission, and prevention measures that need to be in place for re-opening, the demand for masks is growing. The Mask Brigade aims to provide masks for organizations who need them in Snohomish County.
Please check your supplies and if you have unused masks or are able to make masks, the Mask Brigade will arrange for a volunteer to collect them from outside your door and get them to local organizations in need. Donations will be picked up each week on Fridays (excluding holidays).
Many of our community resources are running short on crucial supplies to support the health and well-being of those they serve. LiveWellLocal Gives is a Covid-19 resource-sharing hub created to connect those who have resources with those who have needs due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
If you are an organization in need, post your need(s) on LiveWellLocal Gives where local individuals and organizations can respond.
If you are an individual, you can browse important volunteer and giving opportunities and help support your community’s response to Covid-19.