Southern California Center for Inclusion and Diversity (SCIAD)
Information on our COVID-19 Disparities project below.
SCIAD is formed by a group of like-minded culturally diverse physicians who have dedicated their careers and research to improve the lives and health of their beautiful Bi-National low-income minority community.
The COVID-19 Pandemic exposed the inequity and disparities in care in communities of color. Sadly, SCIAD watched our community endure a disproportionate number of infections and deaths. We hope to leverage research and technology to improve the lives and health of these communities.
The members of SCIAD have applied technology and researched how technology can improve access to care in our community for more than a decade. Now, SCIAD is expanding our efforts globally to help all marginalized communities.
SCIAD has garnered the partnerships and participated in:
The goal of this project is to address COVID-19 health disparities among high-risk and underserved populations in San Diego. SCIAD will provide resources for employers and their employees to inform them of free treatment options to limit spread of COVID-19, severity of illness, and reduce time off from work to help keep businesses in these under-served areas open and healthy during these stressful times.
No, unfortunately not. Your employer must be a member of the local charter associated San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Please ask your employer if they are registered with their local charter to see if you are eligible for participation.
COVID-19 continues to be a major active health crisis in San Diego. New variants of COVID-19 are no longer indicated for antibody therapy. There is stronger evidence that antiviral treatment for people with COVID-19 reduces risk of hospitalization and death. Antiviral treatment for COVID-19 must occur within 5 days of symptom onset. Telehealth visits will allow individuals in underserved areas access to these treatments within their 5 day therapeutic windows.
Employers will be able to grant employees access to the Telehealth application for individuals to download. Also, employers will be able to give employees a free access code to use in the application to allow a person to setup an appointment with one of physicians.
No, all appointments can be done through the usage of a smartphone with cellular data.
Activities in this program are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Health Disparities Project through the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Email us at Info@SCIAD.org