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Faith-based Integrated Community Strategic Initiative to Rapidly Further Empower & Leverage Community Leaders in the Era of COVID-19

Website that centralizes communication and resources in culture specific context for navigating COVID-19 and community connection.

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The poster was created for the audience of African American faith community.  The Acronym of SWAG is particularly resonant/effective.  The poster is specific to a cultural context, informative, and leverages the leadership of the faith community.  

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Increased reflection and action on communication about COVID-19 in terms of access to information from cultural frameworks and community structures and recognition of how minority communities and low-income communities are not being acknowledged though those are the communities with the highest statistical probabilities of heart and lung disease. 

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

Via text 

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Johns Hopkins' Coronavirus COVID-19 Dashboard

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

Testing in USA; Present availability of public tests and numbers tested by geography; Access to tests for communities that are not part of a health consortium, like Kaiser.  Access to tests for communities that would have to take several modes of public transport to get to testing areas that are being put in higher income areas.  

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

1. Minority communities for whom there is mistrust of gov't, public officials,& health organizations from a legacy of discrimination and historical harms 2. Quarantined persons that use Electronic Benefit Cards in SF who cannot get food - the cards cannot be used if person is not present 3. Persons in faith communities for whom the phrase "non-essential meetings" is dismissive to the foundation of their lives 4. Asian Americans: rising prejudice and stigma against them

What is your current profession?

Director of Operations and Strategy / Education Innovation and Strategy Consultant

In what city are you located?

San Francisco - Bay Area.

In what country are you located?


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Hi Tammy, what a great idea, I am curious if you can share the link to the poster?