As rural tribal communities grapple with COVID-19, our team is working to help contain the virus, protect families from infection, and get urgently needed food, cleaning supplies, and other materials to families in need. Our workforce of more than 200 people are now delivering food, water and other supplies to families in tribal communities including the Navajo Nation through our community health worker model.
Our mobile food truck has also been repurposed for delivering supplies.
Face Mask and Shield Production
We have hired a team of community members to make face masks for local clinics and hospitals that are experiencing shortages. Supplies were also purchased to make 2,000 face shields for our field sites in Whiteriver, AZ as well as the Navajo Nation—in Chinle and Tuba City, AZ and Shiprock, NM.
In Baltimore, MD a team of volunteers at Johns Hopkins have been assembling basic face shields at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read more.