Since COVID-19, Vangie has been assigned to additional projects, including teaching parenting skills for young families. Being apart of the Family Spirit Program, an evidence-based culturally appropriate home-visiting program, has made her adapt to various work environments and clients. Moreover, many of her parent participants are COVID-19 patients, and many families experience homelessness and other challenges.
The Fruits and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) is another program her office provides. The FVRx is a program that enables clinicians, community health workers, and local stores to promote healthy eating.
In addition to Family Spirit and FvRx, she also fulfills the role of a contact tracer. Contact tracing is a form of contact investigations for COVID-19 positive patients. She makes daily contacts to ask about symptoms and help with resources when the individual has limited support. The CHRs role in contact tracing is to be a connection between the physician and patient. An advocate for the patient and a health educator for the physician to ensure healthy behaviors are reinforced.