• Volunteer Healthcare Clinic

  • Consul of Mexico

  • Migrants Clinicians Network



Background Coalition Latino Covid

  • Austin Round Rock Metroplex covers 4,222 square miles with a population of 2,227,083. Latinos form 33% of that population, 20% of households speak Spanish at home (1).

  • In January 2021, vaccination rate among White people was over two and one half times higher than the rate for Hispanic people (13% vs.5%)(2)

  • Hispanic Adults about a third (37%) said they wanted to" wait and see" how the vaccine works on other people, compared to a quarter ( 25%) of Whites(3)


Latinos face four major obstacles:

1) Administration of Vaccine close to home (not be addressed in the grant except through lobbying, targeting information for Pop Up vaccine site development in the barrios),

2) Digital interface to make vaccination appointments,

3) Multigenerational households scheduled rather than individuals, and

4) Information from trusted sources in the polarized environment.

Coalition Latino Covid Will Spread the Word to the Community

  • Board members will use the county medical and dental societies to contact practitioners in the Latino community. We plan personal contact, with assistance of retired physicians and dentists. Faith leaders will run a parallel operation and visit to churches, talks to congregations. 

  • We will distribute single page education sheets with contact information for website and phone bank to Doctors, Dentists to be distributed in waiting rooms. Faith Leaders will also receive single page education/contact sheets. 

Coalition Latino Covid Has Direct Intervention

  • Community-The Program manager will target Community health worker visits with laptops, hot spot access. The strategy will be to register households.

  • Remote Tools- Website with chat feature(4), 1-800 phone bank



1) https://censusreporter.org/profiles/31000US12420-austin-round-rock-georgetown-tx-metro-area/

2) https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue brief/latest-data-on-covid-19vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

3) https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/report/kff-covid-19-vaccine -monitor-january-2021/

4) https://www.coalitionlatinocovid.com

United Way Grant Submitted April 12, 2021

     Notification of the Fate of Grant April 26,2021

Writing Board List 

1) Board Chair:  Christopher Ruud MD

      Emeritus Member Travis County Medical Society

      Adjunct Faculty Dell Medical School

2) Ana Carrasco

     Community Liaison Consul Mexico Austin

3) Roxana Pineda MPH

     Health Network Associate Migrants Clinicians Network 

4) Gerald Poyo PhD 

     O’Connor Chair History Hispanic Texas and Southwest

     St Mary’s University

5) Deliana Garcia

     Director Emerging Issues Migrant Clinicians Network



1) Public Administration/ Grant Writing Officer

    Miryam Bujanda MPA

     Writing Instructor, St Mary’s University

2) Chief Technology Officer

     Elaine Kant PhD

3) Faith Leaders Officer

    John Elford

     Senior Minister University United Methodist Church

4) Liaison with Volunteer Healthcare

    Aurora Trehan MHA

     Director at Large Volunteer Health Clinic

5) Liaison with Consulado General de Mexico en Austin

    Jorge Salcido Zugasti

     Deputy Consul