Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Under-resourced and Vulnerable Communities
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed stark health and social inequities in our communities in Los Angeles and nationally. This document was compiled by the UCLA Community and Global Psychiatry resident-faculty group (www.uclacgp.com) with links to resources that may be helpful to patients, families, and under-resourced communities during this challenging time. This is crowdsourced and is by no means a comprehensive or official resource, but a good faith attempt to share information with our CGP family.
If you have information that you would like us to add to this list, or if you know of any information that is out-dated or needs to be changed, please email Enrico Castillo
**As with many things during this pandemic, information below may be subject to change. Please contact the organizations directly to verify that the information is still up-to-date.
Conference on COVID-19 and Incarceration: What is Happening/What are the Key Questions/What Is to Be Done
On April 18, 2020, eleven clinicians, community and policy leaders, and researchers convened for this conference on COVID-19 and its impact on people who are incarcerated in jails and prisons. This conference was organized by the UCLA Center for Social Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry/Semel Institute and generously supported by the Leo Rangell Professorial Endowment, the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, the UCLA Department of Anthropology, the Frances M. O'Malley Endowment in Neuroscience History, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Please click here for the recording of this conference and for post-conference resources
Frontline Wellness Network: #CareNotCages Video
LA County health care providers raise their concerns and call upon Correctional Health Services, the Board of Supervisors, and local judges to take swift and significant action to release and protect people still incarcerated in Los Angeles County jails and detention centers. Please see this video created by one of our amazing UCLA CGP community partners, the Frontline Wellness Network.
Please click here for the action alert to learn more