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Tag: COVID-19

Dec
2

Panic in the Pandemics: HIV and COVID

Filed Under: - Posted @ 1:00am

World AIDS Day 2021 Panic in the pandemics: HIV and COVID Wednesday December 1 A virtual event, 6-7 pm 2021 marks 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. PCAF will honor World AIDS Day this year by reflecting on the intersections of two pandemics–the HIV > Continue Reading

Sep
29

A Face-to-face, Family-to-family, Friend-to-friend Approach To COVID-19 in Pierce County

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 4:39pm

  The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department held a vaccination clinic on Key Peninsula a couple weeks ago where they vaccinated eighteen people and saw that as a success. She asked many questions and got good information and then made her decision when she felt like it was an informed one for her. “In the beginning > Continue Reading

Jul
1

Vaccine Participation vs. Hesitancy – Who Do You Trust? 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED,Strengthening Pierce County - Posted @ 8:50am

According to Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as of June 30, 2021, Pierce County’s vaccination rate was 50.5%. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available, but the number of people seeking vaccines has decreased. Organizations and agencies around Pierce County are sharing data, resources, and tools to help community members make informed decisions about vaccination. As part > Continue Reading

May
21

FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:00pm

PCAF is partnering with The Mix to launch our “Shot for Shot” vaccine incentive program. Anyone over the age of 21 who gets their first vaccine dose at PCAF will get a free drink token on us! When: Friday, May 21st from 10am-3pm Where: PCAF | 3009 S 40th St Tacoma, WA 98409 How to > Continue Reading

May
6

Good Information And Trusted People Critical To COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 2:17pm

People lined up outside, wearing masks, waiting for COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 vaccine supply now exceeds demand. However, vaccine availability does not automatically equal vaccination for all people in all places. In Pierce County, efforts are underway to make it easy and desirable for all communities to get the vaccine. In Yakima, an effort called the Partnership for Food Security offers valuable lessons for improving vaccine equity.  Yakima County Commissioner Amanda McKinney shared an important insight from the partnership about encouraging vaccine participation, “You need to > Continue Reading

Feb
12

Government Volume, Philanthropic Flexibility Ensure CARES Act Dollars Reach Pierce County Residents 

Filed Under: PIERCE COUNTY CONNECTED - Posted @ 2:59pm

Even with a massive infusion of federal dollars, getting money to those who need it most isn’t easy. When Pierce County received $158 million in CARES Act funding last summer, the money came with a tight deadline to get it out to the community: December 31, 2020.   Heather Moss, the director of Human Services in Pierce County, explains > Continue Reading

Nov
18

Listen, Learn and Search for Solutions

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Join us for a provocative conversation on the tangible pursuit of racial equity with Tonya Allen, President & CEO of the Skillman Foundation in Detroit, Michigan. Tonya, an insightful Black leader in philanthropy and community change, will reflect on what 2020 has revealed about race and racism in America; as well as the promising pathways > Continue Reading

Nov
18

The People’s Gathering: What Just Happened? Race, Politics and Our Way Forward

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The People’s Gathering will host a a virtual Emergency Convening in anticipation that this will be an important time for us to be organized in conversation as a community. Post election, we predict that our community will NEED a supportive space to talk, listen and to heal. This edition of the People’s Gathering will welcome > Continue Reading

Oct
16

From A Mess of Intense Moments to Meaning: Storytelling Tools to Help Others Engage In Your Work

Filed Under: - Posted @ 4:30pm

Under COVID-19 conditions, nonprofits are mobilizing rapidly to support communities through complex and constantly changing situations. How can that impact be shared in a way that engages donors and supporters? Using story structure. The structure of stories helps us remember complex ideas and make sense of change in our lives. Join Nonprofit Leaders Conference for > Continue Reading

Aug
26

Filed Under: - Posted @ 5:30pm

Connect with our youth services librarians for a LIVE interactive virtual storytime for all ages every Wednesday. Say ‘hello’ to your storytime friends and enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs! Please note: Online registration is required. Please provide an adult’s email address when registering. You’ll receive a link to the meeting 1 hour before the program. > Continue Reading