Together Toward Health

Together Toward Health connects with community based organizations to expand workforce development opportunities for Californians most impacted by COVID-19, and to create and amplify public outreach efforts to reduce its spread. Together Toward Health is a joint initiative administered by PHI and created and funded through major philanthropic organizations including The Ballmer Group, Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Health Care Foundation, Crankstart Foundation, Genentech, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, The Sierra Health Foundation, Sunlight Giving, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Tipping Point Community, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Weingart Foundation.

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Breakthrough Infection Study of Over 600,000 Veterans Shows Declining COVID-19 Vaccine Protection

A new pre-print study of over 600,000 veterans by researchers from PHI and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds that overall COVID-19 vaccine protection declined significantly between February and August 2021. Declines were greatest for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (from 88% in March to 3% in August), followed by PfizerBioNTech (91% to 50%) and Moderna (92% to 64%).


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