Cualquier persona de 5 años o más puede recibir la vacuna COVID-19, independientemente de su seguro o estado migratorio. Registrarse para su vacuna COVID-19 para volver a hacer las cosas que amas con las personas que amas. Visite myturn.ca.gov para obtener más información.
#Influenza & #COVID19 can be life threatening to people with preexisting consequences. According to WHO the new #Covid-19 #omicron variant is spreading faster than any previous strain. We care about the community which is why we encourage you to get #vaccinated against #COVID19 and #influenza this season. If you are a vulnerable group, please get educated, get informed, get #vaccinated. Find a #Vaccine near you at: myturn.ca.gov
MIS-C is affecting children and youth who have been around people with Coronavirus. MIS-C stands for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and it can affect the heart and arteries, causing permanent damage, or in some cases, death. This video can help you to spot the symptoms for MIS-C and learn what to do if your child is affected.
This video is a product of the United Against Covid Coalition, with support from the Ravi & Naina Patel Foundation. Featuring the work of Print Gonzalez, Together Pictures, Dawn Valadez and CB Smith-Dahl
MIS-C está afectando a nuestros niños y jóvenes. MIS-C es Syndrome Multisystemica Inflammatorio de Niños. Puede afectar el corazón y los arterios, causar daño permanente o grave. Este video muestra los signos de MIS-C y que debes hacer si están afectados.
Este video es un producto de United Against Covid Coalition, con el apoyo de Ravi & Naina Fundación Patel. Presenta el trabajo de Print Gonzalez, Together Pictures, Dawn Valadez y CB Smith-Dahl
As members of the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition we are partnering with the state to host vaccination clinics, specifically targeting agricultural workers. Register by calling (661) 383-2588. Space is limited.
As a part of the United Against COVID coalition, DHF helped 800 Kern County agriculture workers get their #COVIDVaccine last weekend! Thank you the the volunteers, staff and partnering organizations for making this possible.
To help further the work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, please donate here.
As members of the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition we are partnering with the state to host vaccination clinics, specifically targeting agricultural workers. David Head Center, 10300 San Diego St., Lamont, 93241. About 500 doses will be administered at this location.Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Mercado Latino, 1999 Edison Hwy, Bakersfield, 93305. About, 300 doses will be administered at this location.Sunday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Agricultural workers can register for the vaccination by calling (661) 383-2588.
NEW Vaccine Clinic Location! Memorial Hall, 712 E Washington Ave Earlimart, CA 93219. 10 AM – 7 PM. March 22 – 23. STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO RSVP BY CALLING (661) 557-8025.
Vaccine distribution in California is ramping up and more folks are receiving their doses. While we are well on our way to #EndThePandemic, we must still keep our distance, wash our hands and wear a mask until health professionals tell us we’re in the clear! Flex your defense when it is your turn. #EndThePandemic #VaccinateCalifornia
ARVIN’S VETERANS HALL WILL BE A COVID VACCINATION SITE. This is crucial as the surrounding communities often house essential agricultural workers.
Gavin Newsom reported via @cagovernor Instagram, “We’re taking steps to get #COVID19 vaccines to the hardest-hit communities. With a partnership with OptumServe & counties, we’re opening up to 11 vaccine sites, like here in Arvin. We are also increasing supply by 58% to the Central Valley & allocating 34k doses to farmworkers.”
Thank you Local Hearts Foundation for your donation of 10,000 masks! Dolores Huerta Foundation Organizers Luisa and Angel spent their week distributing to some of #CentralValley’s #essentialworkers in the fields of Parlier, Lindsay and Strathmore, California. Each person also received a workers rights resource flyer to ensure they are informed of their rights during these unprecedented times. These vulnerable professionals are not likely to receive PPE from employers. They are often working outdoors in conditions of poor air quality – and are statistically most likely to be working alongside someone with COVID-19. Access to these masks will save lives.
We are excited to launch our first in a series of three Covid-19 Educational PSA’s targeting the Latino community. This video series is a part of a larger effort, in conjuction with the United Against Covid19 Coalition and with financial support from the Patel Foundation, to address the need for Latino families to stay informed about best practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
As you may know, the Latino community has been disproportionately ravaged by the pandemic. The vulnerability of Latino communities to COVID-19 can arise from many factors, including differential exposure, susceptibility, and access to health care. Many Latino people work in frontline jobs in grocery stores, waste management, cleaning and sanitation services, and food delivery, putting them at constant exposure to people or materials that may be infected with COVID-19.
The series of Educational Covid 19 videos in Spanish will be used to disseminate information about COVID-19 through social media and traditional media platforms.
We all have a part in helping to promote fair access to health. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we must work together to ensure that people have resources to maintain and manage their physical and mental health, including easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical and mental health care. We need programs and practices that fit the communities where racial and minority groups live, learn, work, play, and worship.
Please share this video message with your friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season.
Celebrate the holidays with the family you live with. Celebra las fiestas de Navidad con quien vives.
Coronavirus is impacting our communities. We can stop it. Help us get the word out that “We are safer at home.” La Coronavirus esta afectando la gente. Si, podemos pararla. Para que la gente saben que “En Casa Estamos Más Seguros.”
This video is a product of the United Against Covid Coalition, with support from the Ravi & Naina Patel Foundation. https://www.rnpfoundation.org Featuring the work of Daniel Gozalez, Printgonzalez and Dawn Valadez CB Smith-Dahl, TogetherPix
We wish you a very safe and joyful holiday season! We are forever grateful for you and your continued support.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing homelessness, housing crisis, workers right issues, and/or struggling with mental health, please share the 2020 Dolores Huerta Foundation Resource & Mental Health Guide. The information listed here, may be helpful for your situation.
Free #COVID19 testing is now available for all Valley residents! Visit: www.projectbaseline.com to register for an appointment TODAY!
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday 8 am -11 am & 12 pm-2 pm
1126 South P Street, Gate 26 Bakersfield, CA 93307
An appointment is required to get tested. No walk-ups are allowed. This site is drive-thru only. All individuals are to remain in their cars, with windows up, during the entire test process.
Se requiere una cita para la prueba. No se permiten visitas sin cita previa. Este sitio es solo para pruebas de paso. Todas las personas deben permanecer en sus coches durante todo el proceso de prueba.
Dolores Huerta and Leticia Perez encourage Kern County residents to get tested for Covid-19 to safely reopen society
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[BAKERSFIELD, CA] WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2020- The Dolores Huerta Foundation in collaboration with Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez have created videos in English and Spanish to promote the new Covid-19 testing sites in Bakersfield to share widely on social media. Press is asked to air the videos and publish Dolores’ statement to spread awareness to the local community.
According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, Hispanic people make up over 65% of Covid-19 cases in Kern County, a higher rate than all other ethnic groups combined. Many are at a higher risk because they are essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Yet, there are more barriers for Hispanic communities to access important health information and resources, in part because of language barriers or fear over their undocumented status. In order to control this pandemic, it is critical that special efforts be made to reach out to this community. More information about the testing site location, operating hours, and appointment process is provided in the transcript below.
“Hi, this is Dolores Huerta, bringing you information about testing for the Covid-19 virus that is free and open to everyone regardless of symptoms. The entire test takes only 15 minutes and the test results can be mailed to you within 24 hours at your email address and people can get tested as many times as they want. But remember to get tested, you have to make an appointment ahead of time. You can register at ProjectBaseline.com.
The testing site for Covid-19 is at the Richard Prado Center, 2101 Ridge Road at Mt. Vernon. The site is open from Sunday through Friday from 8 am to 11 am and from noon 12 to 2 pm. It is closed on Saturdays. This special test site at the Richard Prado Center is for us, our communities of color and our low-income communities, so that we can have access to free, safe, reliable testing and also to get information so that we can open up our society in a responsible way to make sure everyone is safe.
But we need your help to encourage everyone to get tested so that we can limit the risk of exposure. It is important to get tested whether you have symptoms or not to protect yourself, your family, and our communities. We can do this. ¡SI SE PUEDE!”
On Thursday May 2, 2019 at 6 p.m., the City of Arvin in collaboration with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the LGC, Alta Planning, and community members will hold outreach events at the Arvin Veteran’s Hall (at 4th and A Street) to seek public comments and participation for Arvin’s Safe Routes to School Plan.
The City aims to increase the safety of active transportation by engaging the schools, parents, students and community resident’s awareness and creating a collaborative plan to keep students safe as they walk, bike, and skateboard to school. The meetings will be held in Spanish and English, and childcare and refreshments will be provided.
DHF in Action: Teresa Coria presented the Cultiva la Salud “Champion Cultivator” Community Resident Leader award for Kern County
On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, Dolores Huerta Foundation Health Program Staff attended the Cultiva La Salud (Cultivating Health) 10 Year Celebration in Fresno.
Cultiva La Salud’s “Cultivator” Awards honor extraordinary individuals who have worked to cultivate healthier communities through policy, system and environmental improvements that support healthy eating and active living.
This year Teresa Coria received the “Champion Cultivator” Community Resident Leader award for Kern County. She is an active Arvin Cultiva La Salud Health Committee member and a Zumba instructor at the Haven Drive Middle School Gym.
Teresa is from Mexico City. She studied dance therapy and worked as a dance instructor for many years before moving to this country. Teresa took initiative to start a Zumba dance group in Arvin and has continued to give classes, free of charge, for the past seven years.
With the support of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she was able to establish a joint-use with the Arvin Union School District. This helped to secure a long-term, safe space where residents can meet for physical activity on a weekly basis.
She was very surprised and excited to receive the award. She said she was not expecting this award and that she was proud to work with the Dolores Huerta Foundation and grateful for all the support she received to accomplish the important goal of making fitness more available to the community. She mentioned that without the Cultiva La Salud committees none of this would have ever happened in Arvin.
She said, “Before Dolores Huerta Foundation’s program Cultiva La Salud came to Arvin the community was not allowed to use school facilities to exercise. Now we feel welcomed and we are allowed to use the fairly new gymnasium at the Haven Drive School.”
The award presented is yarn handmade artwork by the Huichol community.
Congratulations to the Cultiva la Salud team for their efforts in drafting and successfully passing the The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Resolution!
Cultiva la Salud Health Policy Organizers, Yesenia Ocampo and Elizabeth Martinez, worked with the DHF Vecinos Unidos (United Neighbors) and the Arvin City Council to draft language that ensures Arvin’s General Plan will embrace policies that facilitate activities to promote healthier lifestyles and communities, including healthy diet and nutrition and adoption of city design and planning principles that enable citizens of all ages and abilities to undertake exercise.
On, Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, Camila Chavez, DHF Executive Director, and James Guzman, Co-Captain of Unidad en Piez y Ruedas(Unity in Feet and Wheels) Vecinos Committee, spoke in support of the resolution at the Arvin City Council Meeting and the board voted unanimously to approve it.