Communities RISE Together
(Reach, Immunizations, System Change for Equity)
Communities RISE (Reach, Immunizations, System Change for Equity) Together is an alliance of partners connected to 2400+ organizations across the nation who are deeply rooted in communities, and have deep trust with Black, Native-American, Latinx, Asian-American/Pacific-Islander, immigrant/migrant, and low-income older adult populations.
RISE Partners are Advancing an Equitable Response in 25+ States, Tribes, and Territories.
Racial and ethnic minorities hit hard by the pandemic (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, immigrant)
Migrant agricultural workers
Low-income rural communities
Youth experiencing poor well-being, including LGBTQ youth
“The opportunity to be a partner in the RISE collaboration is incredibly uplifting for the Migrant Clinicians Network,” “We have a long history of partnerships and collaboration. However, the experience of watching RISE come together through the thoughtful process of identifying ‘who needs to be at this table’ was exhilarating. This is a new frontier in community mobilization and we are so pleased to be a part!”Deliana GarciaDirector International Projects and Emerging Issues at MCN
“RISE is serving as a powerful mechanism that is enabling us to address this urgent moment with innovation, creativity and bold action to power solutions that do not replicate the limitations of the past.”Angela HarmonCo-Founder of CHROMATIC BLACK
“Supporting trusted community groups who are trusted but nontraditional public health workers--volunteers who deliver meals to seniors, the Divine Nine sororities, artists-activists, faith leaders, community organizers who got out the vote who are now getting out the vaccine. These local organizations know best how to reach their neighbors and friends -- with support, they can help to chart a path toward longer term healing and resilience”Somava SahaExecutive Lead of WE in the World and the WIN Network, and co-lead for Communities RISE
“We all have a role to play in ending COVID, and this initiative builds on everyone's strengths. Our community-centered workforce already serves as trusted messengers within their neighborhoods, and we are providing the connection to their local public health responders. RISE will strengthen the capacity and reach of public health departments and communities in areas which have been hit the hardest and where people have real reasons to feel mistrust of our systems--but trust each other.”Kevin BarnettCo-lead of RISE and Executive Director of CACHE