This application will connect community members with health resources, public health measures and health policy that impact communities of color. The COVID pandemic demonstrated how health disparities that continue to disproportionately affect communities of color jeopardize the health of entire communities. There is a significant need for bringing consistent and accurate information on how to manage health. The application will be a centralized resource on COVID testing and vaccination clinics, mental health resources, health insurance enrollment, navigation services, tobacco prevention, and public health initiatives serving the community.
Black Physicians News ($10,000):
This online channel features physicians of color in the greater Sacramento area. It provides a platform for hearing from African American health professionals on a variety of topics and creates a library of the latest health news. The expanded directory will connect community members to culturally competent physicians offices in northern California.
Youth and Young Adult Scholarships ($5,000):
Scholarships are awarded to youth and young adults pursuing higher education, entrepreneurship and career advancement. Awards have supported students with funds from $500-$1,000 each for youth essays, medical student book scholarships, social media internships, and special student driven projects.
Exceptional Women of Color Conference (EWOC) and EWOCHub mentorship ($15,000):
EWOC provides education and training for women of color in business, education, leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing and other fields. The EWOCHub application will expand on the information gained at the annual conference and connect young and adult women with mentorship opportunities year round. It will also feature a women in leadership speaker series.
Black Mothers Maternal Health Crisis Digital Storytelling Project (BMDSP) (40,000)
BMDSP captures the lives and challenges black families face in birthing healthy children. The in-depth report and documentary will showcase solutions and trauma-informed care practices that decrease African American child deaths and improve birth outcomes across California.