February 2022

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

Here are some ways we can collectively learn and honor Black History Month:

For other ideas and ways to celebrate black history month, click here.
Affinity Groups
CIE is launching the first Affinity Group meeting on Monday, March 21, 2022, for new and existing partners that are looking to onboard their teams in CIE!

During this five-meeting course, we will guide the group through the milestones of rolling out CIE across your team(s). 

Planned schedule: Mondays, from 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Meeting 1: 3/21
  • Meeting 2: 3/28
  • Meeting 3: 4/11
  • Meeting 4: 4/18
  • Meeting 5: 5/2

If you think your team can benefit from attending this 5-week course, please contact Roxanne Suarez
rsuarez@211sandiego.org | 858-380-5491 

E-Learning for New CIE Users
We’re excited to share the revamped E-learning. New team members of your team(s) are encouraged to complete the CIE New User E-learning: https://ispri.ng/p6qmx to request access to CIE.

This training is highly interactive and is intended for anyone brand new to CIE or looking for a refresher. Take a tour!
Note: The previous e-learning is still available. Those who completed the Care Coordinator Series may still gain access.
Welcome to CIE, Doors of Change!
Welcome to CIE, San Diego for Every Child
211 San Diego's CalEITC Tax Program educated clients on potential CalEITC, EITC, and YCTC tax credits.

211 San Diego also screens callers for eligibility for free tax appointments through the VITA tax sites.
To connect clients to this service, you can send a direct referral using CIE. Search for “211 VITA & CalEITC Direct Referral.”

You can also have clients call 2-1-1or visit  http://211sandiego.org/taxes for more information.
Perinatal Care Network
The Perinatal Care Network (PCN) is a toll-free phone line that links families eligible for pregnancy-related Medi-Cal to care. PCN works to assure that pregnant women obtain early and continuous prenatal care and other services needed during pregnancy.
To connect clients to this service you can send a direct referral using CIE. Search for “Perinatal Care Network."

You can also provide the hotline at 1-800-675-2229
(Open M-F 7:30 – 5:30 pm or voicemail available)
COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Information

Community partners are hosting events to provide information and resources in multiple languages.

Visit the 211 website for information on vaccine sites, events, and appointments
The Leichtag Foundation is hosting a virtual community information webinar for One Safe Place - North County Family Justice Center today, Monday, February 14, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 

At One Safe Place, a team of community partners and volunteers will provide confidential, comprehensive services free of charge to anyone who has experienced domestic violence, family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, or sex trafficking, regardless of age, gender, income, and immigration status. The Center will be a safe space where individual needs are met, clients feel validated, families are protected, and survivors reclaim their lives.

Clients will be connected to acute crisis-care, advocacy, childcare, counseling, educational and employment opportunities, legal services, and shelter and housing. Read more about the Center here.

Guest Speakers include:
San Diego County
District Attorney
Chief Deputy
District Attorney 
San Marcos City Councilmember 
Love Your Heart Week of Action is
February 12-20!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black, White, and American Indian in San Diego County, with higher rates in women. Learn how to control your blood pressure and live heart healthy at LoveYourHeartSD.org. Find free BP screening sites, heart health tips, and learning events #LoveYourHeart Week of Action & take charge of your heart health. 
You can LoveYourHeart by knowing your numbers, eating healthy, managing stress, getting active, and quitting tobacco! Learn how here.
Keep Your Services Updated
Providing accurate referrals would not be possible without your commitment to providing us with the most up-to-date information.

To make updates or add new programs and services to your agency profile in the 211 San Diego database, sign in to the partner community or connect to our dedicated Resource Team at resourcecenter@211sandiego.org. 
Coordinated Action for Financial Assistance (CAFA) Workgroup
The Coordinated Action for Financial Assistance (CAFA) workgroup meetings occur on the 3rd Friday of every month (until June) from 9:00 is to 10:00 am.

The next meeting is on Friday, February 18, at 9:00 am.
CIE Partner Gathering

The CIE Partner Network works to improve the overall service delivery system for clients. Our meeting provides a forum for partners to share updates about ongoing CIE Initiatives, share trends in our community, and collaborate on how we as a network are leveraging our partnership, data sharing, and the CIE technology platform to address the social determinants of health and increase health equity.

Join us for a range of content. Each month we may dive into the latest technology projects and elicit feedback on the platform’s care coordination tools. We may spotlight programs and supports for unique populations. The partner gathering is a space to engage with peers across our shared network. Join us on the 4th Thursday of every month (except November and December) at 9:00 am via Zoom.

The next CIE Partner gathering is on Thursday, February 23
from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Monthly CIE Training
Learn how to navigate the new CIE platform updates including referral and case management dashboards, screening tools, alerts, and more.

Monthly CIE training occurs on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except December). Individual training opportunities are available. Contact the CIE Helpdesk for more information.

The next monthly training is on March 9, at 10:00 am.
Check out the Calendar on the CIE Website for
Upcoming CIE Events and Newsletter Updates!
211 San Diego is Hiring!

To apply and see other opportunities, click here.
Alpha Project for the Homeless is Hiring!
To include your positions in our next newsletter, please send in your responses to Aidee Roman aroman@211sandiego.org by
March 10, 2022.

We look forward to sharing your opportunities!