Central California Alliance for Health | Living Healthy | June 2020

7 HEALTHY We have announced a few of the 2019 winners of the Alliance’s Immunization Member Reward—part of the Member Rewards Program. Congratulations to Johnny, Zoey and Scarlett! In 2019, the Alliance rolled out a new Immunization Member Reward, part of the Alliance’s Member Rewards Program. Children who were missing vaccines and were turning 2 years old or 13 years old in 2019 were sent a letter letting them know they had a chance to be entered into a raffle. These members received the necessary vaccines they needed by their 2nd or 13th birthdays and were entered into the reward raffle. Johnny turned 2 years old in 2019 and is from Santa Cruz County . Johnny’s parents take him and their older children to Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville. The clinic helps remind the family about their appointments through phone call reminders. Their doctor really helps to educate them about needed vaccines and how to stay healthy. Zoey is from Merced County and turned 2 years old in 2019. Her parents say that Zoey and her older sister are always up-to- date with their vaccines. The Target gift card reminded them that staying healthy is important. Zoey’s parents call the doctor to find out what vaccines she needs. They are thankful that their doctor gives them information about vaccines at their visits. Scarlett turned 12 years old in 2019 and lives in Monterey County . She hopes to attend Stanford University after high school and to be a cardiovascular surgeon or a jazz musician one day. Scarlett is supported by her family, who knows how important vaccines are for staying healthy. To keep their children on track, the parents use their children’s vaccine yellow card and always plan visits ahead of time to make sure their children get vaccines on time. They thank Scarlett’s doctor with Stanford Children’s Health for doing a great job of explaining the vaccines. The goal of the Alliance’s Member Rewards Program is to support our members in staying healthy. The Alliance is happy to announce that the Immunization Reward will continue to be available for Alliance members turning 2 years old and 13 years old in 2020! A message from your local Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program California Department of Public Health announced that all Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Programs are now providing a WIC card to purchase WIC foods. The card works similar to a debit card. WIC offices are open, but services are being provided by phone. Contact your local WIC office to make an appointment or for any questions about WIC services: ■  ■ Santa Cruz County: 831-722-7121 ■  ■ Monterey County: 831-796-2888 ■  ■ Merced County: 209-383-4859 Member Rewards Program winners Important reminder: Census 2020 By now your household has received a mailed envelope that says “United States Census 2020.” It is the law that one person from your address respond to it! You can answer by mail, by phone or online. For more information, visit 2020census.gov . This website is also translated into 59 non-English languages.