Latino Workgroup 2/4 Agenda and Community Resources

VCRC is proud to share information from the Latino Workgroup that meets virtually.

The workgroup meets this Thursday, February 4th from 10:30-11:30am.  The agenda and notes from the last meeting are attached. Feel free to share the resources below with your network. Thanks and see you Thursday.




California Primary Care Association COVID-19 Vaccine

Listed below is a great example of a resource created by the North Carolina Justice Center concerning immigrant access to vaccines. It includes North Carolina links but it’s a great example of an infographic if you are interested in making your own.


Immigrant Health Packet in Spanish and API Languages

The CA-PIF Outreach & Communications Workgroup is excited to share the Immigrant Health Community Toolkit in English, Spanish & API languages: Chinese, Korean, Tagalog & Vietnamese. This toolkit includes community training modules in English and Spanish to help address the chilling effect within immigrant communities by increasing their understanding of how COVID and other public benefits, intersect with the public charge rule. To access the full toolkit click HERE. Please be aware you can also request a training for either community members or service providers. Please complete the training request form HERE.

Within the toolkit you will also find the community factsheets described below along with sample social media posts if you’ll like to share these resources through your network.

  1. THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM & COVID-19 for California Immigrants

Overview of the U.S. healthcare system and how it applies to undocumented immigrants in California.

  1. STAY HEALTHY: California Immigrants & COVID-19

COVID-19 testing & treatment information; plus tools to advocate for your right to health. List of helpful public services undocumented immigrants can use safely; plus tools to find out if public charge applies to you.

  1. FREE & AFFORDABLE FOOD for California Immigrants    

Overview of safe and free food resources in California and how they relate to the public charge test.

SAMHSA New Spanish-language Versions of COVID-19-related Resources

In November, this newsletter highlighted a flyer (Feeling Stressed or Anxious About the COVID-19 Pandemic?) and wallet card (Tips for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic) that are now available in Spanish. Like their English counterparts, the Spanish-language flyer and wallet card present tips for stress management, as well as resources for assistance in coping.

The SAMHSA DTAC tip sheet Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks has also been released in Spanish. The tip sheet explains how children and teenagers commonly react to news and information about infectious disease outbreaks, highlights how adults can offer support and guidance in coping, and identifies resources for additional mental health support.


Coping With COVID-19: Products From SAMHSA DTAC

In a July 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, over half of U.S. adults reported negative impacts on their mental health linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. About one-third reported difficulty with sleeping and with eating, and 12 percent reported increases in use of alcohol and other substances. Six months after these findings, people have experienced some of the mental health and substance use problems predicted by experts early in the pandemic, as well as displaying remarkable ingenuity, tenacity, and resilience.

The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) has released resources that can help the public, responders and outreach workers, healthcare professionals, and families to recognize reactions to the pandemic, manage stress, and support loved ones in coping.

Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress

This tip sheet explains how pandemics are different from other types of disasters and their mental health- and substance use-related effects. The tip sheet identifies common reactions among adults and children; lists tips for managing disaster distress; and offers several resources for financial, mental health, and substance use-related support.

Are You Working To Help People Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic?

This flyer for disaster responders and outreach workers highlights key elements of Psychological First Aid, an evidence-informed, modular approach developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for assisting disaster survivors in coping in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. These elements can be used in supporting people affected by COVID-19—from those who have recovered from the illness to those who have lost a loved one to COVID to those struggling with the emotional effects of the pandemic. The flyer is also available in Spanish.

Healthcare Professionals: Coping With Stress and Compassion Fatigue

This tip sheet defines and describes stress and compassion fatigue; lists signs of distress related to pandemics and other disasters, as well as signs of compassion fatigue; and highlights ways to address and prevent compassion fatigue and manage stress.


Living with Alzheimer’s Middle Stage presented in Spanish

Saturday, February 13, 20, and 27 (3-part series)

10 a.m. – 12 p.m


Unity Council – ITIN Application Assistance

The Unity Council is assisting people with applying for their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Please see the attached flyers in English and Spanish.

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