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COVID-19 Program Updates

COVID-19 HEC Program Updates

As our community confronts the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Education Council reaffirms its commitment to you and our region’s diverse, under-served communities. We know that the already present health inequities will magnify the impact of this deadly virus.  Additionally, uncertainty, unemployment, shelter in place and the disruption of normal life will impact the social/emotional wellness in our communities.

As we continue our work to reduce the unequal burden of health inequities, Health Education Council staff have pivoted to work with our partners on new, critical needs in the communities we serve.

Please check this page for information on our programs and services! We will be updating this page as we go!


Resource Navigation

      HEC has established two help lines for community residents who need help accessing key information on health, financial matters, small business and mental health.

      Spanish: (916) 556-3344 x 113; English (916) 556-3344 x 117




Schools Program: We will soon launch nutrition education and physical activity videos online for parents and kids


SHOP: We continue to mentor the high-risk youth in our SHOP program using virtual outreach instead of face-to-face interactions.


West Sacramento Housing Programs: Cancelled

      (Washington Courtyard, West Capitol)

     For more information, please email Richelle Cullen at


Ventanilla de Salud (VDS): Office is closed, but we are still providing navigation services remotely.

     Please call 916-556-3344 x 113 or  email Oscar Velasco at 

     For further information, please visit the Consulate General of Mexico's website 


Mobile Consulate: Cancelled

     For further information, please visit the Consulate General of Mexico's website


13 Week Entrepreneurship Cohort: Postponed until further notice

     For more information, please email Amanda Bloom at


Financial Fair (VAF): Cancelled

     For more information, please email Amanda Bloom at


HEC has always recognized the strength and power of collaboration and now more than ever our community and residents need connection.  We salute our health care, public health, mental health, safety, education, food security, social service, store clerks, and many others who continue to exhibit their commitment to the under-served communities in our region by amplifying their services in response to this challenge.    

If you have a need or have a resource to share, please email us at

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