DCHD Gets $175K To Support COVID Vulnerable People

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The Daily Record

The National Association of County and City Health Officials recently announced new funding awards to support rapid scale-up of innovative COVID-19 prevention strategies in refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.

The Douglas County Health Department received $175,000 as part of 23 pilot projects with health departments and community-based organizations.

“Meaningful engagement of affected communities in public health is a guiding principle of our work,” NACCHO CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman said.

NACCHO represents nearly 3,000 local health departments. The awards are in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants and are made possible with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other awardees are in Auburn, Washington; Denver; San Antonio, Texas; San Benito, Texas; San Rafael, California; Champaign, Illinois; Chicago; Dayton, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; San Leandro, California; SeaTac, Washington; San Francisco; Santa Rosa, California; New York; Minneapolis; Atlanta; San Diego; Nashville; Salisbury, Maryland; Wilmar, Minnesota;  Hyattsville, Maryland; and Fresno, California

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