As COVID-19 wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Orange County nonprofits provide needed support

Project Vietnam has worked with UC Irvine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which aims to improve health-based research. It is one of 11 sites in California that are a part of the National Institutes of Health Community Engagement Alliance initiative. The institute received funding to work with groups in the county who assist vulnerable populations. It has provided funding to Project Vietnam and Madison Park Neighborhood Assn. in Santa Ana in order to foster community education and outreach and to identify barriers that stand in the way of providing health services, such as vaccine hesitancy.