Upcoming webinar: Building a culture of health in Latino communities

UnidosUS works with our nearly 300 Affiliate Network to build a Culture of Health.

What does it mean to build a Culture of Health for Latinos?

Nearly 60 million Latinos live in the U.S., with growing populations in every region of the country. Latinos often face significant barriers to accessing the opportunities they need to be healthy. However, there is good news: community-based organizations (CBOs) are working to improve the health of the Latino communities they serve by strategically addressing social determinants of health, such as the quality and affordability of our homes, the safety of our neighborhoods, and our children’s access to a good education.

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One of these notable CBOs is our Affiliate La Clínica del Pueblo (LCdP). Founded as a volunteer-based, free community clinic to provide healthcare access for displaced immigrants, it has grown into a multi-site organization in Washington, D.C. and Maryland that is driven by a team of more than 100 employees, 50 peer health promoters, and 50 volunteers. With this broad reach, LCdP is addressing the social determinants of health through a linguistically and culturally sensitive approach. Their organization provides comprehensive primary care services, including mental health and substance use treatment, while also advocating at the local level to support health policy improvement for the Latino community.

Are you wondering how you can better partner with our local Affiliates and other CBOs to address health challenges and advance equity in your own community? Then join us tomorrow on December 10, 2019 for a national webinar as we team up with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn from guest panelists, including Suyanna Barker, the Chief Programs Officer for La Clinica del Pueblo, and to hear other Affiliate stories.

Our webinar co-host County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, provides data, evidence, guidance, and stories to promote opportunities for all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come. Their annual County Health Rankings illustrate vital health outcomes and factors in nearly every county in America, and provide a revealing, data-driven snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They also provide guidance and tools to understand the data, and strategies communities can use to move to action. To learn more about our partners at County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and the resources they offer, visit their website here.

We are so excited to team up with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to share some of the successful health strategies of our Affiliates! Don’t miss out–register now for tomorrow’s webinar.

Not able to join us tomorrow? A recording of the webinar will be posted here on December 11.

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