Welcome to the Community Collaborative Portal. This is an external platform for partners to connect with each other, share efforts, leverage resources and facilitate opportunities to collaborate. Formerly the Vaccine Implementation Collaborative and envisioned jointly by community leaders and DOH staff in February of 2021, the Community Collaborative is a collective comprising of members who are involved from many different sectors in uplifting communities that have experienced the devastating impacts of COVID-19 through co-designing recovery efforts with the goal of eliminating further harms on Black, Indigenous, communities of color and all those facing harm due to systemic racism and oppression.
The Community Collaborative ensures an equity and social justice lens is applied in the Department of Health’s (DOH) planning and decision-making opportunities related to recovery efforts, beyond its vaccine equity body of work. We will continue to prioritize and center communities most impacted by health inequities, by honoring their labor and voices in our decision-making process, while simultaneously creating space to foster collaboration with community-based organizations, impacted businesses, cross-sector partners, health care entities, and public health agencies. Here you will find:
- Updates and News: Recent updates and news about the Collaborative, opportunities and resources
- Calendar: Invites and details for all upcoming Collaborative sessions and serves as a great way learn about upcoming partner events
- Community Resources: COVID-19 and other health equity related material and resources created or produced by community partners
- COVID-19 Resources: Department of Health's COVID-19 resources and webpages provided in 40 languages
Please visit our DOH Community Collaborative site to access dates, notes and meeting materials for our Community Collaborative Sessions. See below for the link to our website. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we would love to connect. Please feel free to contact the lead for the Community Collaborative, Melissa West, at Melissa.West@doh.wa.gov or email our team at Community.Collaborative@doh.wa.gov.