Our communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have lost thousands of lives, while thousands more face unemployment and uncertainty. We know that communities of color have been especially impacted during the pandemic and are more vulnerable than ever as variants continue to spread throughout Texas.
From inception, Houston in Action’s mission has been equity-oriented and centered around the civic participation of Black, Latinx, AAPI, and other communities of color, low-income residents, women, and youth. We are guided by evidence that supports the focusing of our efforts on these communities who were disproportionately impacted and are still bearing the brunt of COVID-19's economic and health toll. Houston in Action and its members are working to ensure that vulnerable communities are heard and supported in the aftermath of the pandemic.
Houston in Action is working hand in hand with community members, organizations, providers, businesses and local government to increase access to vaccinations for all communities, to facilitate the flow of information and learnings from the ground up, and to provide educational information informed by science and medical experts.
Equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccination will ensure that everyone in Houston has the opportunity to move forward, to safely get back to work and to reunite with their families and loved ones. That’s why Houstin in Action launched Safer Together: Vaccination Access for All, a program developed to identify, plan and implement strategies to achieve equitable vaccine distribution in Houston.
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Vital to our vaccination work has been a process of active listening to members of our community who are most impacted by Covid and those who have historically had limited access to healthcare.
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