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Leveraging media to promote public health education within the Asian community

APARTNERSHIP is an organization committed to serving the Asian community in collaboration with 18 partnered organizations throughout Washington state. The organization is aligned with its partners on promoting COVID-19 awareness, reducing vaccination hesitancy, and addressing health inequities in the Asian community.

APARTNERSHIP aims to reinforce the social determinants of health to be­tter equip communities with resources and strategies that strengthen the community before future public health threats or emergency.


Establishing a Hub for Connectivity: Offering Opportunities and Resources for Health

As a multicultural organization, Asia Pacific Cultural Center works to bridge communities and generations by serving the needs of refugees, immigrants, children, youth, low-income, elders, and seniors through arts, culture, education, and business. In addition to COVID-19 outreach and preventative services, the organization addresses other social determinants of health, including food and housing support services.

Meeting Community Needs Through Trusted Partnerships

Center for MultiCultural Health improves equitable access, distribution, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines, health information, and prevention resources within the African Diaspora as well as the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities across King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

Advancing health education and outreach among Hispanics and Spanish communities through art and culture

Centro Cultural Mexicano is an organization committed to empowering Hispanic/Latino communities by providing access to opportunities for basic needs, including housing and education, using media to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate resources for mental health and COVID-19 prevention.

Engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to meet communities where they are

Comagine Health is a national organization that employs the Community Health Worker model to empower African American communities to make informed health decisions, gain access to validated health resources and achieve health equity.

Mobilizing behind community partners' needs to advance health equity

Desautel Hege (DH) is a communications and branding agency dedicated to reaching out to diverse populations throughout Washington state. The Department of Health contracted Desautel Hege to provide technical support to contracted community-based organizations in the design and development of culturally appropriate COVID-19 information and resources through the Health Disparities Grant.

Closing health equity gaps within Washington's African Diaspora community

Health Commons Project (HCP) is a nonprofit organization committed to “closing health equity gaps” in marginalized communities. HCP is partnered with the Department of Health (DOH) through the Health Disparities Grant to address inequities in the African Diaspora community across Washington State. The organization provides subgrants to African-led community-based organizations and community media outlets to support the design and implementation of education and engagement campaigns related to COVID-19.

Empowering Self-sufficiency and Wellbeing

Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest (RISNW) is a refugee-led, community-based nonprofit serving refugee, immigrant and migrant communities in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Founded in 1977 to originally serve newly arrived Southeast Asian refugees, their mission has since evolved to help refugees, immigrants, migrants and
other under-resourced communities achieve their potential to become self-sufficient, healthy, contributing members of society.

Bridging the gap to meet rural community needs

Yakima Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) is dedicated to strengthening community capacity and ensuring equitable access to health care for Hispanic and Latino communities in Yakima, Adams, Grant, and Kittitas counties. Their work is centered on three key areas: quality education, health and well-being, and civic vitality.

Yakima is the third community-based organization the Community Relations and Equity (CRE) team highlights in our 10-part series on organizations leading efforts to reduce COVID-19 disparities in underserved populations in Washington.

More Community-Driven Outreach Partner fact sheets will be posted as they are completed.