Nuestras Familias: Medicaid and CHIP for Hispanic Children
Nuestras Familias works in seven states (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey and Texas) with some of the leading community-based agencies in our country to increase and retain enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) of eligible children.
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Proyecto Informar™ Capacity Development (PICD)
The Proyecto Informar™ Capacity Development project promotes health and quality of life by reducing the disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and injury among Hispanics. This goal is achieved by providing training and technical assistance to agencies that provide health services in Hispanic communities. In its first year, PICD conducted a needs assessment and developed a “State of the Regions Report” to identify Hispanic community health provider technical assistance needs, training priorities, and key programs delivering culturally-proficient and linguistically-appropriate public health services. The PICD project also developed a survey instrument to continuously update the Alliance’s Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline database of providers. This survey instrument allows providers to update service information with an emphasis on cultural proficiency and language appropriateness of available services. The PICD has conducted cultural proficiency trainings with senior staff from local and state health departments in 23 states. In 2008, the fourth edition of Delivering Health Care to Hispanics and companion workbook were published. PICD will conduct a third round of cultural-proficiency training for health department staff, and a management-training institute for Hispanic community-based agency staff. PICD is in its last year of a four-year Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Proyecto Informar FDA Hispanic Outreach Initiative
The Proyecto Informar FDA Hispanic Outreach Initiative is an innovative umbrella cooperative agreement. The Alliance leads FDA development of Hispanic community outreach materials and initiatives. The program adapts current materials for use in the Hispanic community in support of the FDA’s consumer protection mission, as well as quickly disseminating information on food and drug warnings and recalls, so that Hispanic consumers receive information in a timely manner. The program also implements special initiatives in support of key FDA outreach efforts including support of the FDA’s development of a Spanish language web presence and special health topics. As part of this effort, the program works closely with the FDA in the Spanish adaptation and media dissemination of crucial consumer health information to Hispanic communities. Recent efforts include: FDA warnings on contamination of toothpaste; the buying of potentially risky drugs over the internet; new safety information on the diabetes drugs; the recall announcements of canned food and possible botulism toxin contamination; and the import alerts on farm-raised seafood. Media dissemination includes wide placement on wire services serving Spanish language media, community newspapers, as well as national coverage on network news.