CITRIS Health Launches Rapid COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing in Central Valley

CITRIS Health Launches Rapid COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing in Central Valley

CITRIS Health’s ACTIVATE team is working with Livingston Community Health, a non-profit, community-owned health center based in Livingston, CA, to launch a mobile care team that will provide vaccine outreach and administration, testing, follow-up care, and general COVID-19 public health guidance to the Central Valley community. This region, which is home to large numbers of immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, and agricultural workers, has high COVID-19 rates and insufficient access to vaccinations and testing.

The program aims to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and public health guidance amongst community members who are often left out of traditional systems of health care. The ACTIVATE team will evaluate the reach and consumer acceptance to ultimately serve as a model for other rural Central Valley clinics in nearby counties.

If you have any questions about the mobile testing, please contact: 

Leslie Abasta-Cummings, MPH
Chief Executive Officer Livingston Community Health

Dr. Katherine Kim
Associate Professor School of Nursing and
School of Medicine, UC Davis

Dr. David Lindeman
Director, CITRIS Health
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

For more information about the program, please visit the ACTIVATE webpage.


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute drive interdisciplinary innovation for social good with faculty researchers and students from four University of California campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz – along with public and private partners.

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