Health Equity Office supports Infection Prevention at schools

August 4, 2022

Health Equity Office supports Infection Prevention at schools

MOBILE, Ala. — The Health Equity Office (HEO) at the Mobile County Health Department is conducting a Back to School/Infection Prevention campaign. The goal is to provide support to schools located in the four Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) Zones of Mobile County.

The HEO will be providing these schools with back-to-school supplies, along with COVID-19 and infection prevention resources. The team kicked off the campaign in the Semmes and Theodore communities on Wednesday. They will continue visiting elementary and high schools each week throughout the month of August.

The following supplies will be delivered by outreach educators Sequayah Chaney and Skandan Ananthasekar; along with the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing flyer.

Each elementary and middle school will receive the following:
• 12 Johnson & Johnson first aid kits
• 1 box of disposable mask 50 mask are in each box
• 36 bracelets
• 12 Kids Flossers
• 1 box of emoji erasers
• Purell wipes
• 12 pencil pouches
• 16 pocket Tissues

High schools will receive the following:
• 12 Johnson & Johnson first aid kits
• 36 bracelets
• 12 Kids Flossers
• Purell wipes
• 16 pocket tissues.

In 2021, the Mobile County Health Department established the HEO to address health disparities in Mobile County. The HEO team is responsible for evaluating internal and external programs and policies, identifying weaknesses, and laying a foundation for serving vulnerable communities through a health equity lens.

Funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under 1 NH75OT000104-01-00.

Last Updated on August 4, 2022 by MCHDadmin

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