|Mapping Vaccine Equity|
Today, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin unveiled a new COVID-19 dashboard that maps and tracks vaccinations throughout L.A. County, including neighborhood counts of vaccines distributed by age, race and gender. Building on his initial dashboard released in May 2020 as part of the comprehensive COVID-19 Resource Hub, Controller Galperin’s dashboard now includes virus case and death rates by city and neighborhood, and keeps an updated tally of the top 10 communities with the highest number of cases over the last 14 days.
The updated dashboard is the only tool at the City of Los Angeles of its kind, with data gathered from the L.A. County Department of Public Health and updated regularly. Users can navigate the data, which is fully interactive with the maps, or search by address to find vaccination rates, along with cases and deaths by community.
“We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 countywide,” said Controller Galperin. “Getting our most vulnerable and impacted communities vaccinated as quickly as possible must be our top priority to ensure equity and keep new cases and deaths as low as possible. This dashboard can help communities better understand whether the vaccine is getting out to neighborhoods hardest hit by the virus and identify infection hot spots. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s clear that people of color in economically disadvantaged communities who have borne the brunt of the pandemic need greater access to the vaccine.”
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Giving Los Angeles a Shot
The City is on track to provide more than 106,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos across its permanent and mobile vaccination sites this week, including its newest site at Los Angeles Southwest College. Vaccine eligibility has also been expanded to include all individuals 50 years of age and older. Anyone who meets current eligibility criteria can schedule an appointment at carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines/los-angeles.
All City-run sites will be open through Saturday from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. this week. Dodger Stadium’s vaccination hours have been slightly changed, including temporary closure on Friday, Apr. 9, due to the start of the MLB season.
“We are seeing more and more of our neighbors, loved ones and friends get vaccinated, as eligibility expands and vaccine supply to the City of L.A. grows,” said Controller Galperin. “Doing our part to get vaccinated when it’s our turn brings us one step closer to ending this pandemic.”
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Setting Youth Up for Success
City leaders recently announced that Los Angeles would set aside $1.1 million in its budget to create a new Youth Development Department. In 2019, Controller Galperin released a report urging the City to take concrete steps to make L.A. a better place for its youth, recommending a department dedicated to supporting young people and their families. Youth activists had long pushed for the City to dedicate funding and resources to a centralized entity that would provide oversight for youth services and programs.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and other social and economic challenges have drastically impacted the lives of the youth in our City,” said Controller Galperin. “I am thankful that our City officials have recognized the need to dedicate resources to create a youth-focused department that will allow young Angelenos to thrive and mature into successful adults.”
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Honoring Women Leaders
To celebrate Women’s History Month and commemorate the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles, Controller Galperin hosted the third discussion in his “Conversations with the Controller” series featuring local leaders serving on the front lines of the crisis. The hour-long virtual event allowed panelists to discuss critical topics, including health equity, housing and homelessness, the economic repercussions of COVID-19 on women and low-wage workers and how to create a better Los Angeles as recovery begins.
“It was my distinct honor and privilege to host an important discussion with three extraordinary women leaders, and to learn about the work they’re doing to help women and families succeed and thrive in Los Angeles,” said Controller Galperin. “Women have faced some of the greatest challenges during this crisis. While we look toward recovery now, we can’t just go back to ‘normal.’ We certainly must prioritize addressing issues of inequity.”
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Standing with the AAPI Community
Controller Galperin joined local faith and community leaders, and thousands of Angelenos, to rally against anti-Asian violence and hate, following a growing number of crimes victimizing members of the AAPI community. The events were organized by a coalition of AAPI and faith groups in L.A., including FACE and the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles.
“It was so meaningful to come together to promote tolerance and denounce these abominable attacks on our sisters and brothers in the AAPI community,” said Controller Galperin. “I stand in full solidarity with the community and condemn anti-Asian discrimination and all forms of bigotry. There is no room for intolerance here in Los Angeles or anywhere in our country.”
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