The principle service areas of the foundation focus on providing information and increasing awareness on serious health issue such as diabetes, diet and exercise, hypertension, cholesterol, bone marrow, prostate cancer, and breast cancer screenings, as well as AIDS/HIV testing, and blood donations.

The foundation seeks to promote awareness and understanding of health issues and treatment developments, and to work collaboratively to health care groups to address medical needs in the communities we serve.

Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated Jan. 5, 2021
Three Important Ways to Slow the Spread
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
Cases in the last 7 days1,596,020
Update: Jan 7 2021 6:46PMFind cases in your community
How to Protect Yourself When Going Out
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
If You are at Risk of Getting Very Sick
What to Do If You’re Sick
  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Isolate yourself from other members of your family to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.
  • Even if you don’t feel sick, you can spread COVID-19 to others.
  • Get care immediately if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing, pain or pressure in chest.
How to Get a Test for Current Infection
  • You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and choose to not get tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.
How to Cope with Stress
  • Care for yourself one small way each day.
  • Unwind by doing yoga, listening to music, or gardening.
  • Find new ways to connect with family and friends, get support, and share feelings.
  • Eat healthy foods and get enough rest
  • Relax by reading, listening to music, or starting a new hobby.
What Symptoms to Watch For
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
Other symptoms are signs of serious illness. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.
I wear a mask because…
CDC staff give their reasons for wearing a mask.

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