AAF participated in the launching of the WH Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
(Washington D.C. 2/25/2021) The Afghan-American Foundation (AAF) participated in the launching of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. On February 14th 2021, President Biden signed an executive order reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Office was originally established under President Bush and took its current form under the Obama Administration.
In a statement released by the White House, the Office says its priorities will be to “promote partnerships with religious and secular organizations to better serve people in need. As our country grapples with a global pandemic, a severe economic downturn, the scourge of systemic racism, an escalating climate crisis and profound polarization, President Biden knows that civil society partnerships are essential to meeting such challenges.”
This month’s initial meeting focused on community access to vaccines and COVID-19 related assistance. As part of Afghan-American Foundation’s commitment to providing resources to the Afghan-American community we are sharing the information related to COVID-19 vaccine access. AAF will continue to provide information and resources to ensure access for our community.
COVID-19 Vaccination Support
IDENTIFY AND CONNECT: Testing and vaccine programs are managed locally. Please find local vaccine programs and centers near you with the following resources:
Use the CDC’s locator to determine local vaccine efforts in your state or territory or contact your state or local health department to find out when, where, and how vaccines are being made available in your community.
Identify your local Community Health Center. CHCs may serve as a trusted, long-term partner in addressing the health needs of your community, including COVID-19.
The video link for the meeting can be found here.