COVID-19 June Updates

June 26, 2020

Infection Prevention and Control Training – HHI has provided live, online Infection Prevention and Control Training for 96 organizations and coached 926 individuals (serving 194,414 people) with information about how to properly mitigate COVID-19 transmission and how to operate in a post-coronavirus environment.

Medical Aid Shipped467 shipments of medicines and medical supplies, including n95 masks, patient masks, face shields, gowns, sanitizing wipes, sanitizer and gloves have been sent to hospitals, healthcare clinics, pharmacies and more in 27 states and 3 countries.

Hygiene Kit Deliveries – 57,420 Hygiene Kits have been delivered to 70 partners (food banks, homeless assistance groups, nursing homes, public safety organizations, school districts, and more) in 20 states. PowrServ has delivered kits to the top 10 states hardest hit by COVID-19.

Serving KC’s Homeless Population – HHI volunteers and the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) are providing medical care at Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and to individuals quarantined in a nearby hotel awaiting COVID-19 test results. To date, 274 patients have been seen at Hope Faith with 10 patients tested for COVID-19 at the MMUand 2 confirmed cases.

HHI is also providing medical support for the Salvation Army Three Trails site where people experiencing homelessness who test positive for COVID-19 can stay. HHI is providing an RN to conduct wellness checks and utilizing volunteer providers via telehealth when needed. HHI has treated 17 patients with 11 currently on site as of June 26.

COVID-19 Testing – Working in collaboration with community partners, HHI is providing free COVID-19 tests to essential workers who may be moving around the community without knowing if they are infected. 373 individuals have been tested as of June 4 through collection events at sites selected in consultation with the community groups. More events are scheduled. At the Hope Faith campus, HHI can collect samples for COVID19 testing to be sent to the state lab. Patients must still meet KC Dept. of Health testing criteria. From March 22 – May 6, 564 patients were tested at Sharon Lee Health Clinic, for which HHI provided an administrative trailer.

Community Health in Haiti and Puerto Rico – HHI community health promoters in Puerto Rico, working with COSSAO, are surveying low-resource populations in the mountains for COVID-19 symptoms and providing guidance on health resources available. In Haiti, doctors have been virtually trained to become trainers for our community health workers in Petit-Goave.


June 15, 2020

Infection Prevention and Control Training

HHI has provided live, online Infection Prevention and Control Training for 88 organizations and coached 882 individuals (serving 193,378 people) with information about how to properly mitigate COVID-19 transmission and how to operate in a post-coronavirus environment. An individual training sessions is available on June 27 at 10:00 a.m. Sign up at: breakingthechain.eventbrite.com. Learn more about the program here.

Medical Aid Shipped 429 shipments of medicines and medical supplies, including n95 masks, patient masks, face shields, gowns, sanitizing wipes, sanitizer and gloves have been sent to hospitals, healthcare clinics, pharmacies and more in 21 states and 3 countries.

Hygiene Kit Deliveries – 52,365 Hygiene Kits have been delivered to 67 partners (food banks, homeless assistance groups, nursing homes, public safety organizations, school districts, and more) in 20 states. PowrServ has delivered kits to the top 10 states hardest hit by COVID-19.

Serving KC’s Homeless Population – HHI volunteers and the Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) are providing medical care at Hope Faith Homeless Assistance Campus and to individuals quarantined in a nearby hotel awaiting COVID-19 test results. To date, 283 patients have been seen, with 9 COVID-19 tested and 2 confirmed at the MMU.

HHI is also providing medical support for the Salvation Army Three Trails site where people experiencing homelessness who test positive for COVID-19 can stay. HHI is providing an RN to conduct wellness checks and utilizing volunteer providers via telehealth when needed. The site opened May 15, and HHI has treated six patients.

COVID-19 Testing – Working in collaboration with community partners, HHI is providing free COVID-19 tests to essential workers who may be moving around the community without knowing if they are infected. 373 individuals have been tested already through collection events at sites selected in consultation with the community groups. More events are scheduled. At the Hope Faith campus, HHI can collect samples for COVID19 testing to be sent to the state lab.

Community Health in Haiti and Puerto Rico – HHI community health promoters in Puerto Rico, working with COSSAO, are surveying low-resource populations in the mountains for COVID-19 symptoms and providing guidance on health resources available. In Haiti, two doctors have been virtually trained to become trainers for our community health workers in Petit-Goave. They have trained 24 community health workers, 2 supervisors, and 1 logistician in infection prevention and control measures. As of 27 May 2020, 1,442 households have been reached.

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