The COVID Vaccine in Under-Served Communities

We are still in the early days of making sure we get the vaccine to all communities in Los Angeles, and are sharing our tool with community groups, churches, and other key stakeholders to meet this goal. WeHealth’s mission is to use digital tools to increase the diversity of clinical trials. Historically clinical trials have been predominantly white, and do not reflect the communities where treatments are typically used. We are seeing this same inequity play out again with vaccine distribution:

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It isn’t enough to call out the inequities or even set aside doses for under-served communities. In order to make vaccine distribution truly equitable, we must engage community leaders and empower them to mobilize vaccinations in their community in real-time.

We have partnered with several of these community leaders and, rather than building the tools that we think they need to make this happen, we are asking them what they need. By creating free tools for Angelinos, by Angelinos, we can get LA vaccinated quickly and equitably, and bring this beautiful city back to life. 

If you are interested in working with us or have an idea for a tool or app that would make it easier for you to mobilize your community to vaccinate, let me know at will@wehealth.io

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