While the COVID-19 vaccine may be readily available across California, many people with special...Read More
Responding to COVID-19 for Those Hit Hardest
As the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed massive inequality in health care, we need to rethink how we care for high-risk populations—especially during public health crises. Dignity Health has been a leader in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and driving equitable treatment, testing and vaccine distribution. From establishing surge hospitals within weeks of the virus reaching the U.S. to spearheading vaccine clinics for migrant farmworkers and high-risk neighborhoods in partnership with groups like the NAACP, the state’s Medicaid providers and UC Health partners, we have dedicated every available resource to the pandemic response.
COVID-19 has not only exposed existing health inequities; it has exacerbated them. Black and Latinx Californians make up a disproportionate number of both the total number of COVID-19 cases...Read More
As the COVID-19 pandemic raged last fall and winter, case rates among California’s Latino and Black residents outpaced rates among the general public, underscoring health equity disparities that impact...Read More
Community-Based Efforts Key to Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations to California’s 400,000 Essential Workers
For more than a year, through all the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s more than 400,000 farmworkers never stopped showing up for work. They’ve continued picking...Read More