Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Our members are engaged in our community's efforts to help slow down the spread of COVID, support people affected and offering help to those in need.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, uncertainty and hardship around the world, the For A Better Day Foundation (FABDF), partners and participants are caring for those affected, and showing that even at a distance, there are ways to help. But in many areas, life is changing drastically. Health experts are urging people to maintain distance from others or even isolate themselves in order to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus that continues to change.
“The Delta variant will not be the last variant of concern that you hear about. This is not meant to scare people, it's just meant to say “There’s a lot we can do” For now our diagnostics, the public health and social measures work (this doesn’t mean lockdown), Vaccines work against the Delta variant in terms of severe disease and death – so far. This is really dynamic situation and its literally day to day. The best solution to this, is driving transmission down. Is to prevent people from getting infected in first place because the more it circulates the more it will change and it’s changing. We do have tools at hand to keep ourselves safe because all of these different interventions add layers of protection "
July 19, 2021 Dr Maria Van Kerkhove – WHO COVID19 Technical Lead
Fighting COVID pandemic is one of FABDF’s main causes, because it is creating another pandemic within itself (mental health crisis)
Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety
Symptoms of Anxiety or Depressive Disorder and Use of Mental Health Care Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic United States
What is already known about this topic?
• Large disease outbreaks have been associated with mental health problems.
What are the implications for public health practice?
• Trends in mental health can be used to evaluate the impact of strategies addressing adult mental health status and care during the pandemic and to guide interventions for disproportionately affected groups
Who can I contact if I am feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic?
• Disaster Distress Helpline Call or text 1-800-985-5990
Check with your employer for information about possible employee assistance program resources
For A Better Day Foundation Screen Campaign for COVID-19 homeless and public housing residents
The FABDF through a partnership with the Florida Public Housing Authority, Broward County Farm Bureau, Fellowship Living (recovery home), Jubilee of Broward, Curley’s Food Bank Miami, Rotary Club of Pompano Beach and Medical Essentials launched a screening campaign to help stop the spread of COVID-19 among the population of South Florida.
It is part of the ongoing effort to counter the pandemic. Create awareness about the importance of maintaining social distancing protocols, testing/screening monitoring especially in vulnerable segments and residents of a congregate care settings.
***Vaccination and Testing go hand and hand - It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. It's very rare, but it is possible to catch COVID-19 even if you've been vaccinated, a new study finds***
Medical essential workers apply PCR tests to consenting Public Housing residents and homeless individuals on the streets of Miami Florida, USA. To help stop the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless, public housing residents/families, elderly, impaired individuals and those who help them.
For several months, the FABDF and partners have served screening over thousands needy members of our community from the areas of Miami-Dade, Broward and West palm Beach County. Project it is on going.
Public Housing Site Listing (9,038 Units)
Curley’s Food Bank Miami Dade
Fellowship Living Margate
Bob’s Roth New River Groves Davie
Florida Farm Bureau
West Palm Beach Farmers
Accredited to :
• P Bivins. Resident Services Coordinator. Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development
• Medical Essentials LLC
• Lizet DiBernardo, Clinical
• F Segal, President at Broward County Farm Bureau
• T Smith, President at Rotary Club Pompano Beach
• J Ghanem, New Pelican News
• Alex Melo, A Melo Photographics
• Leslie Bravo, President at FABDF and Rotary Member
Stay safe, we are in this together #forabetterday