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STOP COVID-19 Timeline

  •  September 2020
    •The statewide initiative Share, Trust, Organize, Partner COVID-19 California Alliance (STOP COVID-19 CA) — a community-partnered collaborative is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to addresses the challenges faced by California communities related to COVID-19 vaccines.
  •  October 2020
    • Established the Mujeres Poderosas Promotoras Team for Merced/Central Valley. Cultiva la Salud was able to recruit a total team of 18 promotoras.
    • The coalition was featured on our University website. Statewide Coalition Forming to Bring COVID Awareness to At-Risk Communities.
    • Dr. Yen was interviewed about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the San Joaquin Valley. Available at COVID-19 Stats Continue To Improve, But Death Data Tell A Darker Story – Virus Update For Oct. 2.
    • We launched the first wave of a community survey which aims to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the San Joaquin Valley.
  •  November 2020
    • We started our community focus groups to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the San Joaquin Valley.
    • The coalition was featured in the local paper. Available at Your Central Valley.
  •  December 2020
    • We held our first Advisory Board Meeting which included representatives from local nonprofits, departments of public health, and local representatives.
  •  January 2021
    • First wave of the community survey closed with approximately 300 participants.
    • We also started our “I test because…” campaign. The aim of the campaign is to provide reasons to get tested for COVID.
  •  February 2021
    • We completed our fifth and final community focus group.
  •  April 2021
    • Launched STOP COVID-19 call line.
  •  May 2021
    • Achieving Vaccine Equity Report released and available on Google Drive.
    • Vendors and Vaccine Event at held May 1st at the Merced Flea Market.
  •  June 2021
    • The second wave of the community survey launched.
  •  July 2021
    • Back to School Vaccination Event is held.