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The Road to Health Equity

Health equity means every community member has equal access and opportunities to quality health. However, factors like poverty and discrimination make it difficult for some communities to thrive.

People who live in urban areas, near highways, or in traditionally underfunded areas of cities are oftentimes the same people who don’t have access to quality living, such as access to fresh food or specialized medical professionals. 

At Make the Road Nevada, we work hard to remove obstacles for these community by providing reliable and accurate resources to these communities. We also advocate for access to specialized medical professionals and accessible medical information in native languages.

Our Achievements

When the global pandemic arrived in all of our lives, Make the Road Nevada took immediate action in helping and educating our community. From updating our members on masks mandates and social distancing requirements to helping distribute vaccines, we always—and continue to—worked hard to keep our community in-the-know and healthy. Below are only some of our achievements:

  • We helped schedule 57 vaccine appointments.
  • We partnered Immunize Nevada to host vaccination clinics tailored to the needs of the immigrant community in our office—which located in 89110, the most impacted zip code in Nevada.
  • Our communications team wrote blog posts with COVID-19 and Nevada updates, including school and reopening updates.

For more information on what we’ve done to combat COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 page. 

Our Goals

  • Host one vaccine event each month for our community
  • Help at least 15 people a month set up their COVID-19 vaccination appointment
  • Reach out to over 20,000 people regarding the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Conduct weekly virtual member meetings
  • Host healthy cooking classes for our community members once it’s safe to do so
  • Conduct door-to-door outreach in communities that have been impacted by the pandemic once it’s safe to do so

How You Can Get Involved

We are in need of both medical and non-medical volunteers to help us educate our community on how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. What you can do as a volunteer/and or community member:

  • Help with door-to-door outreach once it’s safe to do so
  • Attend and help with vaccine events and tabling events
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest news on COVID-19, including information on mandates, vaccines, and more
  • Uplift the voices of the community who are directly impacted by health inequity, such as elected officials who grew up in the areas they are representing

To get involved today, please reach out to Make the Road Nevada’s Health Equity organizer, Itzel Hernandez at itzel.hernandez@maketheroadnv.org. 

Health Equity Resources

Questions?

If you have any questions about Make the Road Nevada’s Health Equity campaign or need any assistance, please contact our Health Equity organizer, Itzel Hernandez at itzel.hernandez@maketheroadnv.org. 

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