The Center for Healthy Communities is the newest initiative for the Latino HealthCare Forum; it will be the service delivery vehicle for the organization.
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The CHC has partnered with the communities it serves to assess needs and to create programs that:
- Reach people outside of traditional health settings such as schools, work sites, health care facilities, and within communities
- Integrate the Latino Healthcare Forum’s Community Health Workers (CHWs) into community based efforts to prevent chronic disease
- Focus on priorities for healthier living with strategies that focus on tobacco free living, active living, and healthy eating, and high-impact
- Provide free, confidential individual counselling and educational community information on accessing and using health insurance through outreach, enrollment and education
- Leverage health information technology to support patient, family and community engagement through a variety of technology solutions
The Center for Healthy Communities is committed to its values that foster collaboration, community-based approaches; long-term systems change, and improve access to underserved and vulnerable populations. The CHC is guided by the following principles:
- Commitment to the underserved and to reducing health disparities
- A broad definition of health that emphasizes the many factors that improved, can help communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play
- Building on community strengths and assets
- Prevention, early intervention, and health promotion, as well as equal access to care
- Evidence-based and culturally appropriate initiatives
- Mutual learning where the CHC and communities listen to, collaborate with, and learn from each other
- Community-based participatory research evaluation