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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Our Partners

AAMA
Aisha Siddiqui
Alliance
Amaanah Services
Avenue
Avenue 360
BakerRipley
Boat People SOS
Boys and Girls Club
Bread of Life, Inc.
Cassandra Jones
Cathy Moore
CHAT
CRECEN
Culture of Health-Advancing together (CHAT)
Doctors for Change
East Harris county empowerment council
ECHOS
EMGAGE
Fe y Justicia Justice Center
Greenouse International Church
Gulf Coast Leadership Council
H-Town Power
Harris County Judge's Office
Harris County Medical Society
Harris County Public Health
Healthcare for the Homeless
Hope Clinic
Houston Health Department
Houston Independent School District
Htown Power/Vote Positive
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
JOLT
Kashmere Gardens Super Neighborhood
Legacy Community Health Services
LINK Houston
MECA
Mi Familia Vota Educational Fund
NALEO Educational Fund
NEWCO Strategies
North East Council Redevelopment District
OCA-Greater Houston
Office of Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Office of US Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia
Precinct 1
ProSalud
Pure Justice
SEIU Texas
Settegast Heights Redevelopment Corporation
SN #48-Trinity/Houston Gardens
TCDR
Tejano Center for Community Concerns
Texas Organizing Project
The Health Museum
The Immunization Partnership
UH College of Medicine
University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work
Urban Community Network
UT
Wesley Community Center
Woori Juntos
Yes Prep North Central
YMCA International
Young Invincibles
Living Hope Wheelchair Association

When we contribute to/are involved in shaping and maintaining the systems, services, and structures that help our families and community be their best, they can improve our quality of life and opportunities to have a good life, good jobs, and prosper.

United Way of Greater Houston 2020 Census Response Grant