Collaborating to Protect Organizations and Our Community
In March of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic became our new collective reality, the Vita Health and Wellness Partnership convened a unique Community Table, a network exceeding 100 community agencies to share information, pool resources and solve common challenges. One outcome was the establishment of the Vita Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to address a gap in the supply of personal protective equipment for Stamford’s essential front-line employees and service volunteers.
The Vita PPE initiative is a collective response to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The community providers that comprise the Vita Partnership provide direct services to members of the Stamford population that are, or may be, exposed to COVID-19. Many of these organizations have critical shortages of protective masks and disposable gloves that are vitally important to safe and responsible client contact. By collaborating to address this common, urgent threat, Vita has demonstrated – as it has for the past ten years – that collective action is an effective response to a complex challenge, enabling individual organizations help address the needs of the broader community.