Keeping Our Communities Safe & Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Heluna Health’s Response

Heluna Health’s program staff are on the front lines responding to COVID-19 (the illness caused by the novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2). We are working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and many other local jurisdictions supporting a comprehensive response to this global pandemic. We are focused on protecting our most vulnerable populations, as well as those who serve them.

Vaccine Distribution
  • Heluna Health is providing staffing, procurement, contracting and other key infrastructure support to stand up immediate and widespread vaccination.
Distributing PPE
  • Generous donors to our COVID-19 Response Fund have allowed us to provide much needed personal protective equipment to frontline clinical and community workers in counties with high caseloads.
Frontline Responders
  • Heluna Health’s program staff are an integral part of ‘incident command structures’.
Expansion of COVID-19 Testing
  • We are partnering with local health jurisdictions to support expanded testing, particularly in high risk and congregate settings.
Surge hiring of clinical and public health staff
  • We are helping clinical and public health entities respond as rapidly as possible by surge hiring MDs, RNS, EMTs, RTs, epidemiologists, microbiologists, community health workers, and supply chain staff.
Research
  • We are supporting NIH-funded COVID-19 vaccine trials and investigating the impact of COVID-19 on participants of the USDA WIC program.
Case Investigation and Contact Tracing
  • Heluna Health is standing up and training cohorts of case investigators and contact tracers in partnership with local health and state health departments, when needed.
Core Administrative Support/Fiscal Sponsorship
  • We are working with the CDC, as well as state and local health departments to efficiently deploy funds that directly support the COVID-19 response.
Supporting Unhoused Populations
  • Our outreach teams are working to help transition persons experiencing homelessness into ‘shelter-in-place’ & ‘isolation/quarantine’ locations (such as hotels and RVs). We are also providing additional education and support, as needed.
Dedicated Support to Meet Basic Needs
  • We are providing food and other basic necessities to low-income families and at-risk youth who have been so deeply impacted by the economic dislocation caused by the pandemic.
Trusted Resources

We have compiled a list of trusted resources from reputable organizations in the field focused on COVID-19 research, policy, communication strategies, and more.

COVID-19 Research and Policy
Local Health Departments
Vaccines
Schools
Multilingual Resources
Communicating COVID-19
We Can Help You Manage the COVID-19 Response

If you are a health department, government agency, or part of another organization responding to this crisis and need staffing, contact investigation/contact tracing expansion, procurement or other fiscal and administrative support, please contact us at contracts@helunahealth.org or 1.800.201.7320. We will work with you as flexibly as possible to help meet your needs. 

Donate to Our COVID-19 Response Fund

As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the health and well-being of our communities, we and our program partners are working on the front lines to stop the spread of this virus in communities with the greatest need. Please join us in supporting these heroes. Learn more

Related News on Our COVID-19 Response

New Contact Tracing Data: First 200 Cases of COVID-19 Santa Clara County

New Research: The Importance of Federal Waivers During COVID-19 and Technology in Ensuring Access to WIC

Supporting frontline heroes through Heluna Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund

Examining the Enormous Effort to Keep K-12 Schools Open Safely in LA County