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VNA Community Services (VNACS)

Mission

VNA Community Services promotes wellness in our community with a focus on prevention and wellness education.  VNA is dedicated to providing the highest quality health care to residents of the Central Coast by meeting their individual needs in a caring, effective, honorable, and accessible manner.

The Big Idea

A roadmap to better population health management happens through improved adult immunization rates, one of the greatest public health achievements in history. Every year in Monterey County, there are hundreds of outpatient illnesses related to vaccine-preventable disease. Yet many segments of our population do not have access to immunizations due to immobility and/or lack of health care coverage. VNA provides vaccinations to those unable to access them, enhancing the health of the community and reducing unnecessary illnesses and hospitalizations related to lack of vaccination. The goal is to make the community healthier and reduce the number of hospitalizations by helping foster a higher vaccination rate.

The Monterey County Health Department has collaborated with the VNA for over 10 years to provide no-cost immunization services to un- and under-insured residents of Monterey County. Immunizations have a significant impact on the health and well-being of communities. Increasing vaccination coverage for adults with barriers to accessing preventive services like immunizations protects all Monterey County residents. Quality assurance is very important for vaccine delivery, and the VNA provides rigorous training for staff and strict oversight of their immunization program. They have the technical expertise and experience to provide immunizations safely and efficiently in the community setting.

- Elsa Jimenez, director of health for Monterey County

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is active until August 1. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.