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June is Men’s Health Month!

 

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a broad range of free programs and services, and advocacy efforts on behalf of Michiganders. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role.

 

The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter is here to help! We have an office near you. While you can always reach us through our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or helplinegmc@alz.org, our local offices serve as hub of fundraising and support programs throughout the areas we serve. Note: Due to COVID-19, our physical offices may be closed. Please contact us at Helpline for any emergent needs.

 

Metro Detroit Office - Chapter Headquarters

25200 Telegraph Rd., Suite 100

Southfield, MI 48033

248.351.0280

 

-Sumitted by Sis. Rosalind Cox

Oakland County Newsletter

Friday, April 30 Update

We are making significant progress in our vaccination efforts here in Oakland County – over 58% of our residents have gotten at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  I am thrilled to mention that everyone 16 + who signed up on our Save Your Spot list has now received an appointment invitation.

 

We’re finding new and efficient ways to increase access to vaccination throughout the county.  We are offering clinics in new areas (this weekend, we will be in Lake Orion) and operating smaller clinics at trusted, neighborhood sites to help us reach communities that might not want to go to one of our large-scale vaccination sites.

 

One of our priorities is to make sure everyone feels comfortable getting the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those who may be a bit reluctant, nervous or need special accommodations. Examples include a partnership with JARC, a non-profit organization that serves people with development disabilities.  These clinics provide barrier-free and accessible facilities, interpreters and maintain a calm atmosphere for people who have sensory issues or anxiety. Last week, we partnered with Indian Health Services at the Troy Community Center for a vaccination clinic to tribal communities.  We also continue to offer drive-thru locations, large vaccination sites and other supportive programs.

 

Today the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard reports 1,010,236 doses have been given to Oakland County residents by all providers including 287,063 doses administered by Oakland County.  

 

Our weekly COVID-19 Update video provides updates about vaccination as well as some current COVID-19 information related to our county. 

 

DC

In good health,

 

Leigh-Anne Stafford

 

Director, Health and Human Services

 

Health Division launches walk-in vaccine clinics

 

Next week, Oakland County will offer their first walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites for anyone who lives or works in Oakland County 18 years of age or older.  These locations are first come, first serve. 

 

Friday, May 7—18 + Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine site

9 AM – 1 PM

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) Sports Complex 867 South Blvd. E., Pontiac

Saturday, May 8—18 + Moderna vaccine site 

9 AM – 1 PM

North Farmington High School 32900 W. 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

*Must commit also to second dose date on June 5

Questions?  Call 1-800-848-5533

 

Michigan moving forward with administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends vaccine providers resume the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This recommendation is based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending moving forward with administering the vaccine. The agencies previously recommended a pause on April 13 while experts conducted a thorough safety review after reports of a very rare blood clotting syndrome occurred in some people. Nearly all the 17 cases out of more than 8.1 million doses delivered involve blood clots with low platelets, in adult women younger than 50 years old.

 

The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. A review of all available data currently shows that the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.

 

Oakland County will resume offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with available supplies.

 

CDC updates guidelines for fully vaccinated people

 

Earlier this week, CDC updated their guidelines regarding what fully vaccinated individuals can begin to do.  After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions—like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces—in indoor public places until we know more.

 

If you’ve been fully vaccinated, CDC suggests you can do the following:

 

Gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.

Gather indoors with unvaccinated people of any age from one other household without masks or staying 6 feet apart, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Gather outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues.

If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.

You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.

You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the U.S. unless your destination requires.

You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.

You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.

You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.

If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

New local campaign promotes COVID-19 vaccination

 

Oakland County is launching a multi-faceted marketing campaign called “One by One” to promote the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. The campaign will emphasize how One by One we get stronger, we get healthier, we get back to business, we come together as a community. The call-to-action encourages Oakland County residents to do their part to help stop the pandemic by receiving their COVID-19 vaccine. This messaging leverages collective strength and builds a sense of community, with an uplifting, inspirational tone that is relevant and local.

 

To promote community involvement, all individuals featured in the campaign, which will include television, radio, print, and social media ads, are residents of Oakland County. This campaign speaks to all audiences and residents throughout Oakland County with focused efforts based on the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) data and vaccination rates across our communities. One by one, as our residents get vaccinated, we take steps to stop this pandemic.

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Subject: Fwd: {GCA Info} 20 Temporary Jobs Immediately Available at Wayne County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, please share!

Dear Community Partner:

Attached are job descriptions for three types of positions that are currently available to support the County’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations. Additional staff is needed as the County expands capacity at its vaccine clinics at Schoolcraft College and Wayne County Community College-Taylor; the County is also preparing to open 4 additional clinics across the County. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED; an Associate’s Degree or two years of college-level course work is preferred but not required. Candidates must exercise sound judgment and have strong problem-solving skills as they will need to effectively resolve unexpected issues that arise on-site.

In a nutshell, there are two types of positions:

 

 Emergency Preparedness (EP) Team Leader / Deputy Team Leader

 

– these two positions serve as the on-site managers for all vaccine clinic operations. The Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader are the main contacts for non-clinical operations, including overseeing all volunteers, which include greeters, crowd control, and those who handle registration. The Deputy Team Leader supports the Team Leader and takes the reins during the Team Leader’s unavailability.

 

EP Tech Support – this person oversees and coordinates all technology equipment / needs on site at each Vaccine Clinic. The EP Tech Support is also responsible for resolving on-site technology-related issues.

 

Salary: $24/hour, plus benefits

 

Anticipated Length of Employment: These temporary positions are grant funded and are immediately open to be filled. Funding is currently available through September 30, 2021. Subject to additional funding, the positions may be extended up to the end of the calendar year (December 31, 2021).

 

Employer: Since these are temporary positions, SEMHA, a staffing agency that provides employees for several grant-funded Wayne County Public Health positions, will be the employer. However, all temporary employees will report to, and be directed by, Wayne County staff.

 

How to Apply: Candidates referred by a faith-based or other community partner should submit their resumes and letter of interest to China Cochran, Director of External Affairs for Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans, at: ccochran@waynecounty.com 

 

Thanks for your help with spreading the word about these Wayne County employment opportunities!

People can clear their criminal records

New Laws on Expungement Of Criminal Offenses In Michigan 

https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82917_104464---,00.html

Money is available if your family had a funeral due to Covid.

FEMA Funeral Assistance

https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

AME

African Methodist Episcopal Church

https://www.ame-church.com 

 

4th District of African Methodist Episcopal Church

https://www.ame4th.org

 

Christian Education Department

https://ameced.com

 

Women's Missionary Society

http://www.wms-amec.org

 

Beverly Thomas Fine Arts Institute

http://www.bthomasai.com

Government
Local Agencies

City of Pontiac Michigan

http://www.pontiac.mi.us

 

School District of the City of Pontiac

https://www.pontiac.k12.mi.us

 

Oakland County, Michigan

https://www.oakgov.com/

 

Oakland Schools

https://www.oakland.k12.mi.us

 

State of Michigan

https://www.michigan.gov/som/

Pontiac Promise Zone

http://www.pontiacpromisezone.org

 

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

http://www.olhsa.org

 

Haven of Oakland County

https://www.haven-oakland.org

 

Community Housing Network

https://communityhousingnetwork.org

 

Northern Oakland County Branch NAACP

http://www.naacp-nocb.org/

 

The Baldwin Center

https://www.baldwincenter.org