#GivingTuesdayNow: Your Opportunity to Support AHCH’s Pandemic Response
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Because we believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad, we are joining in this global day of giving. Give to unite. Give local. Donate today.
Community health centers, like AHCH, have become essential to the functioning of the healthcare system in underserved urban and rural communities. Even as we continue to serve people who are most vulnerable (unhoused, uninsured, undocumented, survivors of domestic violence etc.), AHCH’s unique, time tested, and responsive model has been a health care backbone for Albuquerque during this public health crisis. Thank you for making sure that we have been here to fight the epidemic of homelessness yesterday and for giving to support us in the care of people without homes during the COVID-19 pandemic today. Please donate today to ensure AHCH is resourced to continue fighting homelessness in the future and for long as homelessness exists. Donate today.
AHCH is coordinating between homeless service providers and public health officials, working to reduce the likelihood of infection with the 2019 novel coronavirus among the homeless population in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, ensuring that potential infections will not go un-checked, and resulting in the prevention of COVID-19 spread among an already vulnerable population. Our clinical leaders serve as health care subject matter experts and support shelters as well as social service providers across ABQ and NM. In addition to shifting resources to address COVID-19, AHCH, with its amazing partners, have become an increasingly important consortium of organizations needed to address and ensure appropriate and effective response to prevent COVID-19 among the population of people without homes in Albuquerque. In fact, COVID-19-specific street medicine outreach activities are scheduled at standardized times twice each week. This type of mobilization will increase as people seek less care and isolate themselves in either shelters, now open round-the-clock, or in encampments.
On #GivingTuesdayNow and with your help
AHCH will be ready to respond to do whatever it takes. For example, aggressively engaging with people without homes to deliver field-based care is a hallmark of AHCH’s model for delivery of integrated health services. The purpose is to break down barriers to care and increase the likelihood individuals will connect to care through AHCH's site-based services. Like today in Albuquerque where it is so vital that AHCH maintains basic services while also adding to first responder strength as part of the pivotal frontline response. With your help, we will also continue to advocate for affordable housing, living wage, and access to healthcare Will you help? Give to Unite. Give local. Donate today.