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Dogwood Health Trust has received many questions about what we are doing to get vaccines to the community. Although we are not a healthcare provider and cannot order or administer vaccines, we are busy supporting regional community partners who are helping share the latest information and coordinate the most effective, efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines across Western North Carolina.
We value our role as a convenor for the Vaccine Acceleration Consortium, an entity bringing hospitals, county health departments, health centers and others together to effectively coordinate the use of vaccines so that our region continues to get more as they become available. We also support organizations like MAHEC, Blue Ridge Health and the WNC Health Network with their vaccine efforts across the region.
Dogwood Health Trust has invested more than $10 million since the spring of 2020 to support the health and safety of Western North Carolina residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our initial focus was on mitigating the impact of the virus by securing testing and PPE supplies, sharing region-wide messaging promoting safe behaviors and providing direct financial support for nonprofits, schools and governments working to help those affected by mandatory shutdowns. In 2021, as vaccines became available, we pivoted to focus on supporting collaborations to effectively and efficiently deploy vaccine resources, on the broad dissemination of targeted messaging to help increase the number of people choosing to get vaccinated and on pandemic recovery.
Through its flagship publication, Hola Carolina magazine, the organization shares critical information and news for Spanish-speaking communities in ten WNC counties. Hola also operates programs that celebrate cultural diversity with educational and outreach activities through Hola Community Arts.
A family-owned company headquartered in Arden, Sanesco has been providing lab services to roughly 900 physician practices and distributors across the United States and Canada for 15 years. “When we arrived to Asheville for the very first time, there was an immediate connection”
WNC Health Network values building capacity, supporting connections and using human-centered approaches. The organization is committed to developing processes that meaningfully engage their customers’ communities and partners – particularly those most impacted by the health issue at hand.