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Health Access

Help empower communities around the world.

Your gift today strengthens CORE’s mission as we continue our commitment to responding quickly to crises and increasing access to vital services for our most vulnerable communities. Join in our fight as we work together to dismantle barriers to healthcare and create a brighter and more equitable future.

Equitable healthcare is crucial as it significantly improves life expectancy and quality, reduces the spread of preventable disease, and promotes long-term societal well-being. 

But accessing essential health services remains a significant global challenge. 

CORE is dedicated to improving the accessibility and quality of healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized populations. Through local collaboration, we strive to dismantle barriers to healthcare and empower individuals through education, resource allocation, and advocacy. Our commitment is to create sustainable health outcomes and a world where every individual has the right and ability to attain optimal health. 

We envision communities that are educated, equipped, and empowered to sustain their health improvements, ensuring long-term resilience and well-being. 


How we approach our Health Access work at CORE: 

  1. Compassion: We approach all aspects of our work with empathy, respecting the dignity and needs of those we serve.
  2. Equity: We are committed to fairness and impartiality in providing health services, advocating for equal treatment and access for all.
  3. Collaboration: We believe in the power of partnerships and collective action to amplify our impact and the impact of federal, state, and local programs.
  4. Innovation: We continuously seek innovative solutions to health challenges, leveraging technology and research to drive better health outcomes.
  5. Transparency: We maintain the highest standards of integrity and accountability in all our operations, ensuring that resources are effectively and efficiently used.

Health Access Objectives: 

  1. Increase Health Access: Expand healthcare services to underserved regions through mobile health clinics, cash and voucher assistance (CVA), telemedicine, and training local community healthcare workers.
  2. Educate and Empower: Implement community health education programs that focus on preventive care, disease management, and environmental impact of climate changes.
  3. Advocate for Policy Change: Work with governmental leaders and international bodies to prioritize health equity and access.
  4. Strengthen Healthcare Systems: Support the development of robust healthcare collaborations that can withstand crises and provide sustainable care.
  5. Research and Evaluation: Conduct research to understand health challenges and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to continually improve our approaches.

Together, we are committed to making a lasting impact on health disparities, focusing our efforts where they are needed most, to build a healthier future for all. 

Our Journey and Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young man administers a COVID vaccine in the right arm of a male Chicago resident wearing a bucket hat.

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Nurse prepares vaccines at a mobile station in the middle of the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Needle disposal boxes, ice chests to keep vaccines cold, and other supplies lay on the stand.

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In March 2020, CORE rapidly mobilized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and supported the equitable distribution of lifesaving resources. Working alongside local governments, medical providers, and community organizations, our response quickly expanded across the U.S., from Navajo Nation to New Orleans and to some of the hardest-hit regions around the world, including Brazil, India, and Uganda. We operated the largest vaccination and testing site in the U.S. at Dodger Stadium, in addition to running mobile units, walk-up sites, and in-home services to reach some of the most vulnerable communities. 


Today, CORE is committed to building more inclusive health systems and programs that are better equipped to handle future public health challenges and more resilient in the face of global health emergencies, ensuring that no community is left behind. 

Resilient Health Infrastructure and Collaboration 

Developing a large community workforce ensures that systems are resilient, scalable and capable of expanding rapidly. 

Health Equity

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities highlighted clear systemic inequities and informed CORE’s continued health access work today. 

Sustained Funding and Policymaking

Fostering partnerships between governments, private sector, and non-governmental organizations to pool resources and expertise is critical. 

Our Approach.

CORE is committed to increasing access to vital health services among vulnerable and underserved populations. Through collaboration with local government, community-based organizations, and community members, we strive to dismantle barriers to healthcare and empower individuals through education, resource allocation, and advocacy. 


CORE provides culturally relevant support to equip community members with tools to address disease prevention, substance use disorders, chronic health, maternal and child health, behavioral and mental health and sexual and reproductive health. In addition, we implement mobile clinics and screenings for chronic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes and long COVID.


We supplement these initiatives with ongoing resource coordination, benefits navigation, and case management services that directly address social determinants of health—such as economic stability, social context, and geography—with the goal of building community-wide resilience to future public health crises.  Finally, we prioritize building a skilled local workforce to increase health access including frontline workforce development through community health worker programs and emergency response teams. 


By focusing on empowering marginalized populations, particularly women and youth in underserved communities, CORE aims to help effectively mitigate, prepare for, and respond to natural and humanitarian crises from within, tailored to community needs.  

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Our Work

In addition to our COVID-19 response, CORE has provided tailored health access programs in Georgia, North Carolina, Chicago, and California, and globally in Sudan, Haiti, and Ukraine. We’ve conducted health outreach services during emergency responses; operated mobile health care and on-site services; provided cash assistance to families in crisis to access medicines and medical services; run evidence-based educational outreach campaigns on public health topics; connected at-risk individuals to information on opioid harm prevention; and expanded vaccination services to include Mpox, Flu, and COVID-19 immunizations.  


Through this work, we’ve engaged vulnerable and underserved populations—including youth, women and mothers, rural and indigenous communities, and refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs)—and empowered them with tools to address health access barriers.  


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