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Covid IsolationIsoCare Network is an organization focused on the creation of equitable, innovative programs designed to support the communities most impacted by Covid-19. IsoCare was started in March 2020 by an amazing group of volunteers with the initial mission of decreasing the spread of Covid-19 by supporting low-income people who had, or were suspected to have, the virus and who were therefore asked to isolate at home. Unfortunately, during the first year of the pandemic, the wait time between scheduling a Covid test and receiving the results was often 7-14 days, putting household members at risk. IsoCare filled this gap by providing early telephone health education, links to needed resources and emotional support to help primarily low-income and Latinx clients comply with the difficult task of isolation or quarantine.

With the rise of new variants, IsoCare has started a new project, RTEC Rapid Test Equity Coalition in partnership with CURA, West County Health Centers and the Healthcare Foundation. IsoCare is leading this effort to distribute Free Rapid Antigen COVID Tests to Community Based Organizations who will then give the tests away to those who need them most but can least afford them.

 

Rapid COVID Antigen Tests can be done at home and are an easy way to keep our family, friends, and community safe. In 15 minutes, you receive highly accurate results of your Covid-19 status. The process is painless, easy, and now with RTEC Rapid Test Equity Coalition, it is free to low-income residents! Sonoma County Community-Based Organizations are being supplied with boxes of Rapid Tests. These will be passed out to those in need, just in time for the holidays and the larger group gatherings that happen at this time of year. If you are a Sonoma County organization that would like to receive some free Rapid Tests, contact us at support@isocarenetwork.org. We have distributed all the tests we currently have access to, but we are keeping a list of organizations to partner with if we get more rapid antigen tests in the future.


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IsoCare Network es una organización enfocada en la creación de programas innovadores y equitativos diseñados para apoyar a las comunidades más afectadas por Covid-19. IsoCare fue iniciado en marzo de 2020 por un asombroso grupo de voluntarios con la misión inicial de disminuir la propagación de Covid-19 apoyando a personas de bajos ingresos que tenían, o se sospechaba que tenían, el virus y, por lo tanto, se les pidió que se aislaran en casa. Desafortunadamente, durante el primer año de la pandemia, el tiempo de espera entre la programación de una prueba Covid y la recepción de los resultados fue a menudo de 7 a 14 días, lo que puso en riesgo a los miembros del hogar. IsoCare llenó esta brecha proporcionando educación temprana de salud vía telefónica, enlaces a los recursos necesarios y apoyo emocional para ayudar principalmente a los clientes latinos y de bajos ingresos a cumplir con la difícil tarea del aislamiento o la cuarentena.

Con el surgimiento de nuevas variantes, IsoCare ha comenzado un nuevo proyecto, RTEC Rapid Test Equity Coalition en asociación con CURA, West County Health Centers y el Healthcare Foundation. IsoCare está liderando este esfuerzo para distribuir las pruebas rápidas de antígeno COVID y gratis a las organizaciones comunitarias que luego las regalarán a quienes más las necesitan, pero que menos pueden costearlas.

Las pruebas rápidas de antígeno COVID se pueden realizar en casa y son una manera fácil de mantener seguros a nuestra familia, amigos y comunidad. En 15 minutos, recibirá resultados altamente precisos de su estado de Covid-19. El proceso es indoloro, fácil y ahora, con RTEC Rapid Test Equity Coalition, ¡es gratis para los residentes de bajos ingresos! Las organizaciones comunitarias del Condado de Sonoma reciben cajas de pruebas rápidas. Estos se entregarán a los más necesitados, justo a tiempo para las fiestas decembrinas y las reuniones de grupos más grandes, tradicionales en esta época del año. Si usted es una organización del Condado de Sonoma que le gustaría recibir algunas pruebas rápidas gratuitas, contáctenos en support@isocarenetwork.org. Hemos distribuido todas las pruebas que tuvimos, pero mantenemos una lista de organizaciones con las que asociarnos si obtenemos pruebas de antígenos más rápidas en el futuro.


2020 IsoCare Network Impact Report

2020 IsoCare Network Impact Report


IsoCare in the News

Press Democrat, 12/21/21 - Sonoma County health advocates distribute 120,000 free rapid COVID-19 tests to low-income and Latino families Hoping to blunt the disproportionate impact of another winter surge of COVID-19, a coalition of local health advocates is distributing more than 100,000 rapid tests to disadvantaged Latino and low-income families in Sonoma County...Read More

Press Democrat, 10/31/21 - Close to Home: Rapid testing is an equity issue As we boarded the plane home from our vacation, we were distressed to hear the man across the aisle talking on the phone about how he felt sick and was planning to get a COVID test after he got to his destination. He proceeded to cough a lot during the flight. Two days later my husband had the sniff...Read More

Webinar: IsoCare – Creating a Safety Net for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation - Center for Care Inovations, July 21, 2020
Who should watch this Webinar? Anyone interested in supporting patients ordered to self-isolate or quarantine at home to prevent the spread of COVID‑19. View Webinar

IsoCare nonprofit helps vulnerable ordered to isolate due to COVID-19 exposure - Press Democrat, June 21, 2020
Dr. Panna Lossy recalled when it dawned on her that just asking someone to isolate or quarantine because of exposure to the coronavirus is no guarantee a person will comply. It was the end of March, and Lossy, a Santa Rosa family physician, was volunteering at a drive-through... Read More

Creating a Safety Net for COVID-19 Patients in Home Isolation June 8, 2020
Focus Area: Innovation & Design Thinking
In March 19 of this year, family medicine doctor Panna Lossy of Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency volunteered to work at a drive-through test clinic for COVID-19. She spent hours in the parking lot of Santa Rosa Community Health swabbing patients with symptoms of coronavirus and... Read More

California Academy of Family Physicians - Interview with Dr. Panna Lossy


Many Thanks to All Our Supporters

Donors/In-Kind Partners
The Taylor Group
Celebrate Community Partnership
Petaluma People Services Center
Twilio
UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care
Melissa Schoen Consulting
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Programs
CURA Project

Community Partners
Petaluma Health Center
Santa Rosa Community Health Center
West County Health Center
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
Alliance Medical Center
Undocufund
NorCal Resources/Aunt Bertha
HPEACE
Kaiser Family Medicine Residency
Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency

Our Staff
Margaret Howe
Panna Lossy, MD
Aurora Williams
Judith Newton
Mario Castillo
Bianca Garcia

Our Founding Team
Travers Ebling
Maya Pace
Ellen Gordon
Laurie-Ann Barbour
Lauren Lorenzi
Deirdre Bernard Pearl, MD
Karen Mitchell
Amy Ortega
Tina Chang
Robin Wein
Ariel Muirhead
Leticia Romero Valentin


Extra special thanks go out to our amazing Volunteer Community Health Workers who have supported over 400 people per month since April 2020!

Fiscally Sponsored by Petaluma People Services Center