Community Projects Address COVID-19 Impacts (Stanford Report)

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Two people stand in front of the Teen Health Van wearing personal protective equipment

Equity Forward Local Impact Labs University Collaborative is featured in Lisa Chung’s Stanford Report among projects working to address COVID-19 impacts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Stanford Impact Labs and Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement are helping convene 14 higher education institutions in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties to co-design and launch a region-wide grant-making program addressing economic and racial inequity.

From the article:

The second round of seed funding from Stanford’s Office of Community Engagement (OCE) will support projects aimed at helping reduce the impacts of COVID-19 affecting communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

The funded projects, announced today, range from a frontline response project that assists Santa Clara County’s Health Department in assessing COVID-19 outbreaks to expansion of hours for a mobile van bringing vaccines and essential supplies to teens and young adults living in underserved neighborhoods. The education- and health-related projects are co-created with community organizations and led by Stanford faculty, often with the involvement of staff and students.

“A wonderful component of OCE’s work is its focus on finding ways to invest in engagement that draws on Stanford capabilities, so that we can tackle problems together that are meaningful to people’s lives,” said Jeremy Weinstein, faculty director of 
Stanford Impact Labs.

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