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The Cambodian Family

Grantee Information

The Cambodian Family
1626 E. Fourth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-571-1966 (Phone)
714-571-1974 (Fax)
http://www.cambodianfamily.org Exit Disclaimer

The Cambodian Family is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving the refugee and immigrant community of Orange County, CA. Its mission is to provide opportunities for refugee and immigrant families to develop the knowledge, skills and desires for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Grant Project Information

Healthy Changes PAC Program
$435,350
Sundaram Rama
714-571-1966, ext. 102
sundaramsamrama@yahoo.com

Abstract

The Healthy Changes project seeks to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities for Cambodian and Latino families in Santa Ana, CA. It intends to establish a community-based partnership network, which will provide an integrated continuum of preventive, medical and social support services to the target population. This project will focus on health outcomes and social determinants related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The project will partner with St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, AltaMed (a federally qualified health center), Jamboree Housing with Heart, the Orange County Health Care Agency and others to address diabetes and cardiovascular disease at the individual, community and systems levels. Cambodian Family and partners will provide health education and case management for individuals, conduct community assessment and hold community workshops to raise awareness and mobilize the community. At the systems level it will develop an inter-agency communication system and conduct partner trainings on evidence-based programs as well as cultural and linguistic practices.

Intended outcomes include improving diabetes and cardiovascular disease health outcomes, improving knowledge of health risks and disease prevention in the Cambodian and Latino communities and increasing access to and use of health care services. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected on a range of performance measures, including the number of individuals adhering to treatment regimens and number of individuals utilizing health services.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
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