March 2020 — Present
The COVID-19 Response initiative concentrates on supporting, sharing, and amplifying established learnings and up-to-date data for a healthier and more thriving Suncoast. This page contains resources from state, regional, and national organizations on a broad range of topics related to COVID-19. To filter by topic, choose the “CLICK HERE TO FILTER” link, then click on the keyword of interest.
Strengthening the Impact
Why is The Patterson Foundation supporting COVID-19 response efforts?
Since its inception, The Patterson Foundation has engaged when disaster strikes. Understanding that disaster takes many forms, The Patterson Foundation works to create outcomes that strengthen communities recovering from challenging circumstances like COVID-19. The myriad of ways COVID-19 impacts people, organizations, and communities necessitates an equally diverse range of response efforts with the flexibility to support recovery. This includes creating and embracing opportunities that allow The Patterson Foundation’s initiatives to innovate as conditions evolve. Through the COVID-19 Response initiative, The Patterson Foundation works to stay connected with public health experts and help bridge the community with the necessary resources and information to maintain a healthy, thriving Suncoast.
Why are there two teams in the COVID-19 Response initiative?
Both teams engaged in the COVID-19 Response initiative work together closely. The convening team concentrates on supporting and learning from county public health experts while the communications team is working to share established learnings and up-to-date data with community advocates. This approach ensures the right assets are matched to the task at hand.
How can I sign up for the Amplifying What Works newsletter?
Email project manager Abby Rolland at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Please add me to the COVID-19 Response Newsletter.” You can view past editions here.
What is Aspirations Journalism?
Through a partnership between journalism and philanthropy, Aspirations Journalism is an initiative to share information and engage communities through stories that encourage people to be part of the solution and take action. While examining relevant social issues, Aspirations Journalism focuses on motivating, innovating, and collaborating through the lenses of The Patterson Foundation’s initiatives.
Where can I learn more about The Patterson Foundation’s response to COVID-19?
Take the Florida Safe Survey
The Patterson Foundation, which has collaborated previously with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) on the Age-Friendly Sarasota initiative, is strengthening its efforts to drive participation in the Florida Safe Survey by connecting residents in its home region of Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties with the survey and its resources. The Florida Safe Survey is an online survey that allows residents, especially older adults, to make important self-assessments on their COVID-19 behaviors through the DOEA. The Florida Safe Survey is powered by CV19 CheckUp, a hyper-personalized online tool developed by BellAge, Inc.
The Patterson Foundation takes safety seriously in this light-hearted song parody about reopening the office.
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Suncoast Newsletter #25 — Las organizaciones artísticas de Sarasota hacen su parte para proteger a nuestra comunidad