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May 2022 Community and Health Resources Update

Central Region Community Updates Thursday, May 19, 2022COVID-19 Information | Events and Webinars | Funding Opportunities | Job Opportunities | Resources


JOIN US FOR THE LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO CENTRAL REGION LEADERHSIP TEAM MEETING Join us as we engage in a more focused discussion concerning the Central Region's social and health opportunities reflected in the region's health data and feedback from our breakout sessions. WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2022 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM WHERE: Virtual, join via zoom here!

CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE REACHED AT SOUTHEASTERN LIVE WELL CENTER Crews hoisted a signed steel beam in a “topping off” ceremony at the Southeastern Live Well Center site on May 13, 2022, marking an exciting milestone for the $74 million dollar project. Once complete, the center will become a social service hub with space for community meetings, educational opportunities, and workforce training. The grand opening is scheduled for summer 2023.MAY IS CALFRESH AWARENESS MONTH The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and its partners are working together to get the word out about CalFresh benefits during the month of May, which is designated as CalFresh Awareness Month. Numerous scheduled community events will be used to promote the program and provide San Diegans with free screenings and application assistance. Click here for a complete list of community events.POLL WORKERS STILL NEEDED FOR JUNE 7 GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY The Registrar of Voters is seeking additional poll workers throughout the county for the June 7 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Poll workers play an essential role in elections and can serve their community while earning $15 per hour. Applications are available online. For more information, call (858) 565-5800 or email InformationCoronavirus Disease Useful Links:

NEW! HEALTH ADVISORY: CDPH ADVISES PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS AGAINST MAKING OR FEEDING HOMEMADE INFANT FORMULA TO INFANTS The impacts of the ongoing pandemic and the recent 2022 Abbott recall of certain powdered infant formula have led to periodic location- and product-based shortages of major brands of infant formula. The infant formula supply chain disruptions have affected all infant formula consumers in the state of California; parents and caregivers may be seeking to increase dilution of existing formula or use homemade infant formula recipes to feed infants. Review the full State health advisory around infant formula and find resources here.

COVID-19 HOME TEST KITS The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has received COVID-19 self-test kits from the state. Distribution criteria and distribution plans have been developed to ensure that those at the highest risk of illness and death from COVID-19 infection and those in low-income and underserved communities receive these kits.   At-Home Testing Kits will be distributed based on the following criteria:  1. Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that are located in the health equity zip codes. The health equity metric measures the positivity rate in the most disproportionately impacted communities. 2. Agencies that provide services to individuals and families that earn an income of less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Income Guidelines (i.e., Medi-Cal, and State and Federally funded Head Starts and State Preschools).  3. Populations that have lower vaccination rates and higher rates of disease and deaths from COVID-19 (i.e., African American/Black, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).  4. Rural areas with limited COVID-19 testing sites (i.e., Borrego Springs, Julian, Pine Valley, Potrero, Ramona, Valley Center).  If you are an agency/organization interested in receiving kits, please email Lora at or Flora at and WebinarsNEW! NORTHGATE MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MONTH AT NORTHGATE MARKETS The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities has partnered with Northgate Gonzalez Market for Mental Health Matters Month! The team will be at select locations to provide information and resources on mental health an promote the Take Action for Mental Health campaign-to support prevention and early intervention efforts that promote mental wellness. See the flyer for dates and locations.NEW! SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE YOUTH-ADULT CIVIC IDEATION Join the 2nd Annual Youth-Adult Civic Ideation! Engage high school students as they offer ideas and feedback on disparities in health, justice, education and art, infrastructure, and technology. Take part in the continuation of modeling an inter-institutional infrastructure for youth civic representation and participation. Learn more here! WHEN: Saturday May 21, 2022 | 12:00 PM-3:00 PM WHERE: University of San Diego (5998 Alcalà Park San Diego, CA 92110)NEW! MT. HOPE COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY Join Project New Village for a Community Work Day at the Mount Hope Community Garden. Help install new irrigation lines throughout the garden. Anyone who volunteers at the garden for one of the upcoming work days will receive free entrance to their ticketed summer fundraiser event. WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM WHERE: Mt. Hope Community Garden (4261 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101) NEW! "LET'S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH'" CONFERENCE Join the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego for a free online educational conference, “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” on Zoom. Hear from local experts on mental health coping strategies, caregiving in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities, and caring for the caregiver. Learn about valuable resources in virtual exhibit rooms hosted by Caregiver Coalition of San Diego members. There will also be an opportunity drawing for attendees at the event conclusion. WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM WHERE: Virtual, register here! NEW! CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP Join PCL for a free workshop and learn about the various pathways and skills necessary to start a career in construction. Refreshments will be provided and there will be an opportunity drawing for attendees. Register for the event here! WHEN: Friday, June 3, 2022 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM WHERE: Jackie Robinson Family YMCA (151 YMCA Way San Diego, CA 92101) NEW! STEPPIN UP 8-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM Inner City Athletic Program is hosting a free "Steppin Up" 8-week summer program at Willie Henderson Sports Complex! The program is intended for boys & girls ages 7 to 14 and will include wellness lessons, physical activities, and coping and social skills. A free lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the website. WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21-August 11 | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM WHERE: Willie Henderson Sports Complex (1035 S 45th Street San Diego, CA 92113) MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: A REFUGEE AND MIGRANT HEALTH CONFERENCE The Refugee Empowerment Project, in partnership with Moonlight Hubb Consulting, invites you to a mental health conference for refugees, migrants, asylum-seekers, mental health professionals, and allies. Learn about the importance of mental health dialogues, mindfulness activities, services, and programs from several guest speakers. View the flyer for more information! WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM Where: Virtual, via Zoom. Please register here.CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH EDUCATION: FROM K-12 TO HIGHER EDUCATION Join the University of California Center for Climate, Health, and Equity in a Climate Change and Health Education webinar! Hear from climate and health leaders as they discuss opportunities for building healthy and equitable communities and a healthier planet for future generations. WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 10:30 AM WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom. Register here!AMERICAN INDIAN RECRUITMENT (AIR) SUMMER PROGRAM AIR Summer Project 2022 is a free summer program that will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 27 - July 25. This Summer, students will learn about pursuing higher education, meet mentors and fellow Native students, and enjoy each other's company! Visit their website to register and for more information. WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 27 - July 25. WHERE: Primary location will be at San Diego State University.Funding OpportunitiesNEW!

LANDLORD INCENTIVE PROGRAM The County of San Diego, Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) has launched a new, enhanced Landlord Incentive Program (LIP) available for a limited time only. These increased incentives are available to landlords executing new leases with County of San Diego voucher holders participating in applicable special programs from May 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022. To learn more about these new incentives, please join the recurring Landlord Incentive Program (LIP) Webinar every Wednesday at 9:00 am.NEW! JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM PROJECTS The Annie E. Casey Foundation is requesting proposals for projects that address youth justice reform. Pri­or­i­ty areas for projects are restora­tive jus­tice, pre­ven­tion prac­tices, expan­sion of com­mu­ni­ty-based sup­port for young peo­ple already engaged in the juve­nile jus­tice sys­tem, or solu­tions iden­ti­fied by youth or com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers with direct expe­ri­ence with the jus­tice system. The Casey Foun­da­tion will offer two to four grants with bud­gets from $25,000 to $50,000. For more information and to apply, click here.


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