Social Justice & Health Equity
Reducing Structural Barriers and Health Disparities in Washington State
Transportation is a structrual barrier faced by many migrants and refugee to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Therefore CHWCMR is working with LISC to provide an Uber ride to get vaccinated.
Sheng-Yen Lu / ITIN for all CHWs
Many migrants and refugees are obligated to use also SS; however, they can help them to pay for the cost to get an ITIN number. Thanks to Shen-Yen Lu Fundation.
A ITIN number is The ITIN number, helps to file tax returns and pay taxes. People who were earning certain types of income.
Care Vans Events
From August to October, 2021, we ran five direct outreach Care Vans, where we vaccinated a total of 121 peoples from Grant, Thurston, and Skagit County. This activity was in coordination of Washington Department of Health and had the participation of 16 CHWs.
August 22 and Sept 19
Los Amigo de Mexico, Lacey
45 vaccinated participants
August 29 and Sept 12
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
39 vaccinated participants
Kulshan Greek Fair
37 vaccinated participants
Vaccine Accessibility & Health Equit
Petition to Vaccinate the Latinx Community
Latinx Equity Network is leading a statewide initiative to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible to the Latinx and Migrant communities while pushing for more healthy equity in Washington. Please share our concerns with Washington State Officials by participating in our petitions. Currently, we are using two platforms in order to get this issue in front of the eyes of policymakers. Change.org and ResistBot (text) allow for our petition to be shared automatically once you sign up on either platform. Thank you for helping us work to solve this issue. The lack of accessibility to some of Washington's most at-risk groups is appalling and requires swift action to preserve the health and well being of the whole state.
or text SIGN PRCLGO to 50409