The MEWE Foundation and Creative Visions are supporting tribes with COVID test kits, healthcare services, fundraisers, and providing basic urgent home improvement needs for families. We are also bringing awareness and raising funds to create a sustainable center for personal development, life skills, job training, creating sustainable solutions to urgent problems, and restoring culture and traditions through educations and programs.
Recent CDC studies have shown that the Native Americans are among the racial and ethnic minority groups at higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes. Persisting racial inequity and historical trauma have contributed to disparities in health and socioeconomic factors between the Native Americans and white populations that have adversely affected tribal communities. The elevated incidence within this population might also reflect differences in reliance on shared transportation, limited access to running water, household size, and other factors that might facilitate community transmission. According to Jose T Montero, MD, Director of CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, "the only way to address the impact of COVID 19 on tribal communities is to fund and help."