Tag: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

United Way of Northern Arizona, Coconino County Launch COVID-19 Safety-Net Services Coalition

| May 19, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona, Coconino County Launch COVID-19 Safety-Net Services Coalition

Coconino County has suffered greatly from the coronavirus pandemic. Our residents only make up about 2% of the state, but we have 6% of the COVID-19 cases and 10% of the fatalities attributed to the disease – the highest death rate in Arizona.

Add to that the economic impact of the disease. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the four industries that have been hardest hit in terms of unemployment during this time are hospitality, retail, education/health care services, and government. Those also are the sectors that make up the bulk of our jobs in northern Arizona.

The demands on our nonprofits are unprecedented. Which is why United Way of Northern Arizona established the COVID-19 Fund two months ago, and why we are teaming up with Coconino County to lead the COVID-19 Social Safety-Net Services Coalition.

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Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

| May 12, 2020
Northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition reminds communities emergency rooms, other health care services safe for care

During the COVID-19 outbreak in Arizona, some community members may not be receiving important health care – for fear of being exposed to COVID-19. The northern Arizona Clinical Leaders Coalition wants to remind our communities that emergency rooms and other health care services are safe for care.

If someone has a physical or mental health concern, it is important to seek care when it is needed. Please call care providers to learn about safe ways they have established to treat patients during the pandemic. One of these ways may be through phone and video using telehealth.

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Family Involvement Center can help families apply for AHCCCS health care coverage

| May 12, 2020
Family Involvement Center can help families apply for AHCCCS health care coverage

Do you need affordable health care coverage, but think you or your children don’t qualify or it’s too complicated or inconvenient to apply?  Have you been laid off and are in need of health care coverage?  Has your enrollment in AHCCCS been discontinued because you had trouble providing documentation for eligibility?   WE CAN HELP!

We can help you apply over the phone (877-568-8468) and at no cost.  We have several trained, bilingual assistors who are ready to help.

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Family Involvement Center’s (FIC) Connecting Kids to Care service can help families get the health care they need!

| May 12, 2020
Family Involvement Center’s (FIC) Connecting Kids to Care service can help families get the health care they need!

Have your clients lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis and need help to access health care?   Are there families who are interested in applying for AHCCCS, but think it’s too complicated, they don’t qualify, or simply don’t want to spend all day in the application process? Do you serve families who lack transportation to go and get help with applying or are they confined to their homes? FIC is here to help!

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Coconino County Hosts Public Town Hall on COVID-19

| May 1, 2020
Coconino County Hosts Public Town Hall on COVID-19

Coconino County will hold a public interactive Town Hall on Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. using Zoom Video Communications (Zoom). The meeting will also be streamed on Coconino County’s YouTube channel and broadcast on NAU-TV.

“Coconino County has been leading the COVID-19 response as the public health agency for our region,” said Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “The County is hosting this town hall to provide brief reports on the status of the COVID-19 response and engage with questions and concerns that our residents have. We hope that you will join us via Zoom or livestreams on YouTube or NAU-TV to learn more and get your questions answered.”

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Arizona Attorney General Office providing resources to protect consumers during COVID-19 emergency

| April 21, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Office providing resources to protect consumers during COVID-19 emergency

The Arizona Attorney General Office is committed to protecting Arizonans and ensuring consumers have the access to the information they need to recognize and avoid consumer fraud.

Since COVID-19 reached the United States, fraudsters have been innovating new scams and schemes to take advantage of Arizona consumers. General Brnovich is dedicated to defending Arizonans, holding fraudsters accountable, and providing the public with the information that they need to not fall prey to these bad actors.

This webpage is designed to provide you and your family with important information to recognize and avoid COVID-19 scams and frauds.

We are also still providing our presentations via webinars and are recording them, so that they may be accessible to anyone who might need them.  Please feel free to pass along our information as well, we are happy to continue to provide these presentations.

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During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

| April 13, 2020
During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe: CASA Volunteers Needed Now More than Ever

Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye—they are not at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able to spot signs of abuse. One group of volunteers in Coconino County is working hard to ensure that abuse and neglect do not go unnoticed.

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United Way of Northern Arizona Awards $50,000 Grant to Flagstaff Family Food Center

| April 7, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona Awards $50,000 Grant to Flagstaff Family Food Center

United Way of Northern Arizona has recently awarded a $50,000 grant from its COVID-19 Fund to the Flagstaff Family Food Center (FFFC), a nonprofit meeting the challenges of COVID-19 by adapting how it provides services while dramatically expanding its services to those in need.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

| April 3, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff monthly update

April is Child Abuse Prevention Monthand this is top of mind for me as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming economic recession that will likely follow.  The stress today on our families is unprecedented and my fear is that some children may bear the brunt of that reality.

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth recently published their Prevention Plan & Needs Assessment.  In the report, Virginia WatahomigieCCC&Y Executive Director says, “We can no longer say-this is not my problem. The effects of childhood trauma have tremendous costs to society, and it is imperative that we develop the understanding of why and what can be done.”

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Flagstaff Library to present Friday’s ‘Flaglib online story time!’

| March 31, 2020
Flagstaff Library to present Friday’s ‘Flaglib online story time!’

Friday’s Flaglib online story time!

Fresh stories drop Fridays at 9 a.m. on all our social media accounts.

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Send an email to flagstafflibrary@gmail.com for more information.

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