Our Coalition

We Care for the Health of Our Community

Meet our Coalition Members

When was the last time you heard of someone contracting polio? Or coming down with diphtheria? Or smallpox? That’s because doctors and scientists have been able to develop vaccines to protect world-wide populations against these deadly, crippling diseases. Thanks to vaccines, there are at least 14 diseases that most people don’t even think about anymore, unless their child isn’t vaccinated. Vaccines provide protection from disease – it’s really that simple. Diseases and illnesses like tetanus, hepatitis A and B, the common flu, rubella, Hib, measles, whooping cough, pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, mumps, and chickenpox can all be rendered moot thanks to vaccines.

At Shasta Vax Facts, our number one mission is to help you help your children to stay healthy. How do we do that? By providing clear, relevant information. We seek to promote, inform and drive positive change in the health of our community.

Shasta Vax Facts exists to deliver bias-free educational resources to Shasta county residents. Our coalition consists of like-minded organizations providing unique services. We have all worked for the benefit of our shared community for a number of years and with deep roots established here, we have a vision to build awareness by delivering relevant resources and helping parents shoulder the responsibility of making immunization-related decisions.

Get The Facts Today To Keep Kids Healthy Tomorrow!

Shasta VaxFacts Founder

Marya ChoudhryMarya Choudhry is the founder for the Shasta VaxFacts Coalition, she started the groundwork for building community awareness around childhood immunizations in Shasta county back in 2018. It started as a small effort to educate parents around the importance of immunizations. As the work continued additional community organizations joined the effort and the coalition was formalized in 2020.

Marya Choudhry previously served as a Director of Quality Improvement at Shasta Community Health Center, ranked by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to be in the top 1% of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the country.

Prior to joining Shasta, Marya led the Quality operations at Oregon Health and Sciences University's Knight Cardiovascular Institute in Portland, ranked top 50 hospitals in the county for cardiology and heart surgery by US News and World Report. Working with the leading health plan in Northern California, Partnership Health Plan (PHP), Marya's work is in the forefront of efforts to implement and monitor pay for performance quality improvement programs in the region. She has an immense passion for healthcare quality and reducing health disparities in the underserved patient populations. She has a strong interest in childhood immunizations and is dedicated to continuing her community activation work in building more awareness to promote, inform, and drive positive change in the community regarding immunizations.

Coalition Members

Partnership HealthPlan of California

Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is a nonprofit community-based health care organization that contracts with the state to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure Medi-Cal recipients have access to high-quality comprehensive cost-effective health care. PHC provides quality health care to approximately 550,000 individuals. Beginning in Solano County in 1994, PHC now provides services to 14 Northern California counties - Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity and Yolo.

Dustin Lyda
Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Email: Dustin Lyda

Amanda Kim
Improvement Advisor
Email: Amanda Kim

First 5 Shasta

First 5 Shasta works in partnership with the community to promote, support, and improve the early health development and learning of children during their first five years of life.

Megan L. Johnson
Program Coordinator
Email: Megan L. Johnson

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

The Health and Human Services Agency offers many services, from food assistance and employment training, to counseling and vaccinations. Their vision is for every person to enjoy a safe, healthy, and productive life.

Shellisa Moore
Community Development Coordinator, Community Health Protection
Email: Shellisa Moore

Health Alliance of Northern California (HANC)

The Health Alliance of Northern California (HANC) is a network of community clinics and health centers working to promote the health and well-being of the communities in rural, Northern California. HANC’s members consist of twelve Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) across Northern California, providing care at thirty-six clinical sites to over 140,000 patients each year. Shasta County member organizations include Shasta Community Health Center, Shingletown Medical Center, and Hill Country Health & Wellness Center. HANC’s clinics and partners work together to expand access to quality health care – including physical, mental health, and dental care – and improve health outcomes for all people, regardless of their ability to pay.

Gabe Deckert
Program Manager
Email: Gabe Deckert

Pathways to Hope for Children

Our vision at Pathways to Hope for Children, is a community where all children are valued, nurtured, protected, and will therefore reach their full potentional. It is with the support and collaboration of our partners that we are able to provide the services families in Shasta County need and deserve.

Shingletown Medical Center

Shingletown Medical Center has been providing quality healthcare for the greater Shingletown area since 1985. We are proud to provide medical services including; Primary Care, Acute Care, Physical Exams, Telemedicine, Chiropractic Care, Immunizations for all ages, Well Child and Adolescent Exams, Women’s Health, Diabetic Education and Mental Health Services including substance use counseling.

Denise Highfill
CHC, Chief Operations Officer
Email: Denise Highfill

Shasta Community Health Center

Shasta Community Health Center is a non-profit primary health care system. SCHC is based in Redding California and serves Shasta and surrounding counties and communities since 1988. Shasta Community Health Center’s mission is to provide quality health care services to the medically underserved populations of our communities.

Rae Sanchez
Director Quality Improvement
Email: Rae Sanchez

Hill Country Health & Wellness Center

Hill Country Health and Wellness Center is a true health care home for our patients, dedicated to healing the whole person. It’s where integrated medical, dental, chiropractic and mental health services are available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. It’s where patients can find information, education, and services to keep them well, a place where they can find help when they are sick. At Hill Country, we treat you like a person.

Medical Department
Phone: (530) 337-6243

Mountain Valleys Health Center

Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc., is a network of seven (7) small health centers and one (1) dental center located in northeastern California, spanning over roughly 6,000 square miles. Mountain Valleys Health Centers, Inc. is a not-for-profit community health center organization offering quality health and dental care to rural communities in northeastern California for over 30 years.

Main Center
Phone: (530) 999-9030

Where to get Vaccinated

Childhood immunizations are administered at several locations in Shasta County. Click here to see a list of locations and hours of operation.

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How to Pay for Immunizations

Resources are available for families who need assistance in paying for childhood immunizations. Learn more about ways to pay for vaccinations.

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