response to covid-19
Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, our team at Wealth By Health has been working endlessly to do our part in fighting this global pandemic. As COVID-19 spreads, it is more evident than ever that the pandemic has exasperated existing inequalities. The Wealth By Health Foundation remains committed in doing its part to care for the underserved populations, whose lives have been impacted most by this crisis.
Notice: Our quarterly free health clinic program has been adjusted to ensure safety of all our staff, volunteers, patients, partners, and local community. At a time of universal uncertainty, we urge everyone to follow guidelines and protocols set by public health officials. For the most updated information on our events, click here.
Donate now to help us continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. Your support will help us provide invaluable resources to vulnerable and marginalized communities disproportionately affected by the global emergency. Lets work together to overcome the pandemic and enhance the lives of people in need.
ppe distribution: domestic & international
jan 2020 - Wuhan, China
When the coronavirus outbreak first appeared in Wuhan, China in early January 2020, hospitals in Wuhan and nearby cities were suddenly flooded with patients. Hospitals were in quick shortage of surgical personal protective equipment and in desperate in need of protection while treating those quickly succumbing to the novel virus. With a rising number of people falling ill and limited research on potential treatment to a never before seen virus, we believed that it was our moral imperative to provide the necessary resources within our means to prevent the further spread of the virus.
With the support of our members and generous donors, The Wealth By Health Foundation urgently provided humanitarian aid to several hospitals in the Wuhan area through the donation of personal protective equipment such as surgical protective garments, surgical shoe covers, respirators, gloves, and surgical face masks.
March 2020 - new york
Little did we know, the fast-spreading epidemic in China quickly turned into a global pandemic, affecting nations all around the world, including our very own home here in the United States.
The first coronavirus hotspot in our nation was in the state of New York. Our organization quickly pivoted to address the immediate need of personal protective equipment in hospitals experiencing a spike in coronavirus patients. The sudden increase in hospitalizations led to a quick depletion of surgical protective supplies, which have not only been necessary to protect healthcare providers but also to prevent the transmittable virus from continuing to spread. The Wealth By Health Foundation sent a shipment of medical isolation kits, surgical face masks, N95s, and disposable disinfectant wipes to help in anyway we can.
Hospitals: The Brooklyn Hospital Center, NYC Mount Sinai Hospital
april 2020 - california
As the pandemic continued to stretch on all over the world, hospitals have been overwhelmed with the influx in patients and hospital staff have been faced with insufficient protective gear.
In our home state of California and during a critical phase of the pandemic in the US, we have found a way to contribute to our local hospitals by donating vitamin c supplements, herbal immune boosters, medical isolation kits, surgical masks, and nitrile exam gloves to protect our frontline heroes. We thank them for their efforts, sacrifices, and relentless commitment during these precarious times.
Hospitals: LAC-USC Medical Center, Veteran Affairs Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, and Beverly Hospital.
Special thanks to our very own licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Henry Kuo, LAC for generously preparing his concoction of traditional herbs for our local healthcare frontline workers. Dr. Kuo’s prescribed herbal tea formula contains immune boosting properties intended to strengthen the body’s immune system and be better equipped to fight viruses.
We thank our frontline healthcare heroes— our brave doctors, nurses, midwives, and all hospital staff who are exposed in high risk areas to care for our loved ones— and all of society’s essential workers for bracing through this pandemic to keep our world functioning.
may 2020 - options for learning
The pandemic has impacted many crucial sectors of society— with schools closed amid the pandemic, child care providers play an extremely critical role in caring for the children of essential workers who have been working in vital sectors to keep our society functioning during this unprecedented time.
This May, we have donated 1,400 high-quality reusable face masks to these child care providers at Options for Learning at the request of Senator Susan Rubio. We sincerely thank and admire these providers for keeping children safe and cared for.
community food distribution
JUNE 2020 - FOOD DISTRIBUTION drive-thru
June 27th at the Garvey Center in Rosemead, CA.
Food insecurity in Los Angeles County and all over the country increased dramatically as a result of the global pandemic outbreak. A USC Dornsife research report on COVID-19’s impact on food insecurity in Los Angeles County has revealed that between April and May, more than 1 in 4 (28.9%) residents dealt with an instance of food insecurity.
With the demand for food assistance on the rise, Wealth By Health has worked with the City of Rosemead and Republic Services to provide essential goods such as fruits, meat, dairy, and diapers to those experiencing food insecurity in our local community during these challenging times. Our community partnership coupled with a wholehearted team of volunteers has made these events possible.
free mobile health clinics - drive-thru
OCT 2020 - DRIVE THRU FLU CLINIC + mobile dental van
Oct 10th at the Rosemead Community Recreation Center
In the fall of 2020, Wealth By Health partnered with the City of Rosemead to make influenza vaccines available to the community in a socially distanced manner.
CDC has underscored the importance of getting a flu vaccine this year to minimize the confounding of COVID-19 with influenza, help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the pandemic, and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.
Our drive-thru flu clinics have allowed the public to easily access free flu vaccinations while maintaining appropriate safety protocols amid the pandemic.
NOV 2020 - FREE HEALTH CLINIC + FLU VACCINES
Nov 22nd in Hacienda Heights, CA
Wealth By Health has made significant preparations to safely continue providing free health services to vulnerable populations without jeopardizing care for others. Our standard free health clinics have been properly adjusted according to the guidance of public health officials.
Our team of physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses continued to administer influenza vaccinations. We have also provided free dental care (teeth cleaning, filling, extraction) and acupuncture services — which have been on an appointment only basis.
We continue to adhere to recommendations issued by CDC and local and state health officials to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. All participants of our events are required to wear a face mask and are kindly asked to follow public health guidance as well.