In 2021, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) developed a pooled fund to support efforts of community partners across Oregon in vaccine advocacy, access, and education. This fund is focused on providing resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, with an initial focus on Latinx working families and the Pacific Islander community. Specifically, it supports the advocacy, outreach, and transition to culturally specific and community-based clinics. Ari Wubbold served as the project manager, processed data collection and reporting, and maintained partner relations to support the vaccine fund project.
Our partners created huge impacts by hosting 397 Vaccine Events/Clinics and current data reports that 22,219 People were successfully vaccinated.
Additionally, services were provided in the following counties: Clackamas, Clatsop, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla, Union, Wasco, Washington, and Yamhill. Grantees served a broad variety of demographic populations, including, but not limited to: African American/Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders. To ensure accessibility of information, vaccine resources and services were provided in the following languages: Chuukese, English, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Marshallese, Mixtecan, Mam, Native Hawaiian, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan, and various other Pacific Islander languages.