Share, Trust, Organize, Partner: The COVID-19 California Alliance (STOP COVID-19 CA) is a statewide collaborative that partners with local community organizations to build community capacity, conduct research, create accessible training materials, develop policy recommendations for improving information and reducing misinformation, and increasing diversity and accessibility of vaccine clinical trials, and vaccination.
The collaborative, led by the UCLA CTSI Community Engagement & Research Program, includes all California CTSAs—UC Los Angeles, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, Scripps Health, Stanford University and USC. In addition, three RCMI-eligible institutions, UC Riverside, UC Merced and San Diego State University, plus over 70 community partners throughout the state participate in the collaborative.
The collaborative goals include:
Visit the STOP COVID-19 CA website for more information and developed resources.
STOP COVID-19 CA conducted an exploratory study on vaccine hesitancy in Los Angeles communities to provide insights for public health vaccine policy, messaging, and outreach. Recommendations include investing in community-based engagement, validation of and listening to concerns leading to hesitancy, access to timely and accessible information from credible sources, increased data transparency for sub-populations, and reducing structural barriers in vaccine access.