Our program synthesizes resourcing and leadership development to mitigate the harm of COVID-19. Our community sites do away with traditional barriers and test all participants regardless of status, while our self-admin and pilot programs equip community members with the knowledge and skills to bring these tests into their own homes toward increasing our impact.
On-Site Community Testing
Our sites provide the public with free COVID-19 resources—free of cost, and free of judgment. Staff are trained to administer tests and advise on the next steps, regardless of one’s result.
As of February 1 2023 we have wrapped up our community testing sites. We are so grateful to have made a long-lasting impact in the following geographies:
In partnership with Chinatown Community Development Center
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Train the partner on the ins and outs of rapid test administration; partners complete key compliance requirements.
In addition to the sites we staff, we train partner organizations to administer their own rapid tests to their respective community members on their own time. In doing so, we increase capacity across multiple dimensions—leadership, education, and of course, safety.
HOW IT WORKS
Work with the partner organization to confirm all details necessary to guarantee a productive training session.
Supervise the partner during initial testing sessions to verify self-sufficiency and address any final concerns.
Support the partner through provision of case reports, updates on the COVID-19 landscape, and other training opportunities.
Our Pilot Program
Our pilot program takes co-leadership one step further and trains individuals within the communities themselves to administer tests to their family, friends, and networks.
This program specifically seeks to increase equitable access to testing for our community most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, Black/African American communities in Bayview Hunters Point. By providing leaders in this community with a tool for well-being, we enable them greater access and agency at a time of unprecedented and unpredictable change.
To achieve this, we are working closely with the SF Brown Bombers, one of our flagship partner organizations. We will train and work closely with each participant throughout the pilot to better understand the pros and cons/barriers to this new use of tests—at home and community testing, and provide deeper care navigation support.
We hope that the learnings from this pilot will allow us to scale at home and community testing to more community members disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and could possibly shape the state and federal governments’ use and disbursement of tests to better meet community needs.