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Volunteers distributing covid-19 prevention kits to help slow virus in Latino community

Posted at 4:11 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 19:11:41-05

Cottage Center for Population Health is working to help slow the spread of covid-19 in the Latino community.

With the help of some Latino community-based organizations, several new community health ambassadors (CHAs) will start training this month on the basics of covid-19 prevention and outreach.

Officials say CHAs are members of the community who can help the company address racial and ethnic disparities in health.

About 200 CHAs will help distribute covid-19 prevention kits to their friends and neighbors.

Kits include:

  • Masks for adults and children, sanitizing wipes, COVID-19 information and resources, coloring booklet, and stickers and crayons provided by Cottage Health
  • Vitamin D supplements provided by Naturewise and Dr. Richard Mazess
  • Hand sanitizer provided by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

For more information from Cottage Health, click here.