Eisner Health receives $400,000 gift from The Eisner Foundation to support COVID-19 Vaccine Equity in Los Angeles
Grant will support expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and a Mobile Vaccination Unit
Eisner Health operates in low-income communities of color in Los Angeles that have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic this past year. Additionally, our patients have a higher risk of morbidity and mortality as they have delivered essential services and lived in overcrowded and often multigenerational households. We have seen the heartbreaking health and economic disparities relative to other areas of Los Angeles County, which is why Eisner Health is grateful to announce a $400,000 grant from The Eisner Foundation in support of the expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
“Eisner Health has been a vital healthcare provider in Los Angeles for decades, and never has their work been more important than in the past year,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “We are proud to support their efforts to make sure all Angelenos can be vaccinated in an equitable way.”
The generous funding from the Eisner Foundation grant will be vital to supporting Eisner Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine efforts in two key ways:
1). Eisner Health will purchase our first ever vaccine and immunization van along with hiring the medical professionals required to meet the community need. In just a few months, this new mobile clinic will be out in the community reaching patients and community members who are not able to come an Eisner Health site, including homeless and senior populations. In addition to providing a COVID-19 vaccine and childhood and adult immunizations, the vehicle will contain one medical chair to ensure individualized and private primary care is available.
2) Funds from the Eisner Foundation will also provide additional staffing to help support the expansion of Eisner Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Lynwood, as well as support vaccine efforts throughout the organization.
“This grant is so vital to our mission and the work we do every day.” said Becky Murphy, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Operations. “Our mission at Eisner Health is to provide quality health care to anyone who needs it, and therefore this funding will elevate our ability to do just that.”
In addition to providing a robust COVID-19 vaccine program, the ability to serve the Los Angeles community via a mobile clinic provides us an opportunity to increase the number of patients Eisner Health is able to serve.
“Eisner Health is a community health care leader in Los Angeles,” said Warren Brodine, President + CEO. “This transformative gift and continued partnership from the Eisner Foundation is instrumental to our ability to serve the most vulnerable Angelenos and provide the quality care they deserve, regardless of ability to pay.”
ABOUT EISNER HEALTH:
Founded in 1920, Eisner Health is a quality-focused, federally qualified community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve regardless of ability to pay. Eisner Health has historically provided low-income patients with convenient clinic locations, and culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care throughout Los Angeles County. For more information about the Eisner Health, please visit www.eisnerhealth.org.
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- Eisner Health
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