Praise Our Peeps October 6, 2020
Residents To Teach Their Neighbors About COVID-19
By, YDN Admin
Sacramento County has been working with nonprofit groups in the most affected neighborhoods to find community-driven approaches to slowing the spread. Earlier this month they announced a new approach in conjunction with the Sierra Health Foundation, a private philanthropy focused on addressing health inequities.
The collaboration involves the following strategies:
- 10 testing sites at trusted community locations
- 55 community members cross-trained to be case investigators, contact tracers and resource coordinators who work with community members who’ve tested positive for COVID-19
- $7.3 million in Sacramento County CARES Act funding to support individuals and families for rent assistance, utilities and other essential supplies and hot meal delivery.
- 23 business navigators who provide education and support business owners’ understanding of health and safety precautions.