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Together Toward Health Supports Local Organizations in Fresno
- Fresno Business Journal
Together Toward Health (TTH) and the Fresno County Department of Public Health are partnering with community based organizations for Covid-19 education and outreach in rural communities. TTH announced it is awarding a total of $400,000 to five Fresno-area community-based organizations to promote their efforts.
Susan Watson, program director for the TTH Covid-19 equity initiative, said the local organizations will be able to use funding through the middle of November.
Watson said Together Toward Health is working to get resources to community organizations. Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, Stone Soup of Fresno, Cultiva La Salud, Westside Family Preservation Services Network, and Education and Leadership Foundation will each benefit from the funds.
[These organizations] are trusted messengers, working within community in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way to make sure that people know about Covid, how to protect themselves, know about vaccines and where to go. They’re already underway doing great work, and we’re excited to see what continues to help keep Fresno moving forward.
Susan Watson, MPH, Together Toward Health
Together Toward Health identified the organizations in collaboration with Fresno County. “This is just the kind of partnership that really does impact lives, and saves lives, and has real world impact,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, interim health officer for Fresno County.
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Originally published by Fresno Business Journal