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National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Grantee Information

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
1501 16th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20036-1401
202-797-4348 (Phone)
202-797-4353 (Fax)
http://www.hispanichealth.org Exit Disclaimer

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) is a science-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to improve the health of Hispanic communities. NAHH is the nation's foremost source of information on Hispanic health and a science-based, community-driven advocate for health for all.

Grant Project Information

Unidos por Nuestra Salud
$299,993
Magdalena Castro-Lewis
202-797-4348
mclewis@hispanichealth.org

Abstract

Unidos por Nuestra Salud will address heart disease, diabetes and obesity prevalence in Hispanic communities nationwide. Specifically, this project seeks to improve knowledge and awareness of these conditions among the population itself, as well as among health care providers serving the population. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) will partner with national organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, American College of Cardiology, American Hospital Association, American Heart Association and US Soccer Foundation, as well as community organizations to increase their capacity to serve Hispanic communities. NAHH will also partner with national and community Spanish-language media outlets, create informational materials and update the Alliance's bilingual National Hispanic Family Helpline, Su Familia, to increase awareness about the health status of the Hispanic population. Finally, NAHH will provide cultural competency training to health care providers in order to improve health care providers' knowledge and services for the Hispanic population.

The intended outcomes of this project include increased capacity to serve regional communities, improved knowledge of different health services available in the Hispanic communities, increased access to services and improved cultural competencies of health care providers. Ultimately, it will help decrease the prevalence of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, and improve the health outcomes for Hispanic communities across the United States. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, pre-program and post-program tests will be administered to document changes in knowledge, self-efficacy and intentions to implement evidence-based health interventions.

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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