Community-level COVID Relief: Addressing Emergent Needs and Growing Economic Inequities for Low-income Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Patients and Families in Outpatient and Community Settings
As children and families in local communities face the economic repercussions of COVID-19, the need for basic necessities is increasing exponentially. Those most directly affected are vulnerable populations, such as low-income families and children with special health care needs. Through engagement with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital outpatient clinics, community clinics, and partner organizations, this grantee will help provide material goods to these children and families, along with information about local resources.
The Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program produced COVID-19 Relief Resource Guides for Alameda, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, and South San Francisco County, all available in four languages. They distributed material support for clinics including diapers, formula, and thermometers. Through collaborative efforts with community partners, the grantee was able to provide food, diapers and gift cards to local non-profits and child care facilities.