Grant program: Bilingual/Bicultural Demonstration Grants, FY 2007
Organization name: INMED Partnerships for Children
Organization address: 409 East Palmer Street, Compton, CA 90221
Phone number: (310) 764-0955
Fax number: (310) 537-8511
Title of project: Take Charge! Diabetes and Obesity Education and Case Management Program
Project director: Anne Farrell-Sheffer, MPH
Description of Organization:
INMED Partnerships for Children (INMED) is an international nonprofit organization based in Virginia working to strengthen the ability of families and communities to support the development of healthy, educated children who have increased opportunities for the future. INMED's Los Angeles programs, developed within three priority areas-disease prevention and control, maternal and child health, and childhood and community education and skills building-reach medically underserved Latinos and African Americans who face any of a number of socio-cultural, behavioral and environmental risk factors that compromise their health and quality of life.
Description of project:
The goal of the Take Charge! program is to improve the health of Latino children and adolescents ages 1-17 with one or both of two chronic health conditions-diabetes and/or overweight or obesity-who live in Compton and surrounding neighborhoods of south Los Angeles County, CA. Major program activities include (1) family-focused, in-home education and case management services delivered four to six times per year; (2) weekly, community-based, Spanish-language health education classes for parents/guardians and other members of the public; (3) health coverage enrollment and health access services; (4) identifying and reducing disparities in access to health care among the limited-English-proficient population, working in partnership with local health care providers; and (5) community engagement in reducing childhood overweight/obesity through a community change initiative led by the Compton Family Health Collaborative.