Improving Access to Health Care for Medi-Cal Enrolled Individuals in Ventura County July 31, 2017 to June 30, 2018 Visión y Compromiso and its team of promotores are working in partnership with Gold Coast Health Plan to improve access to quality health care among a minimum of 2,000 Medi-Cal enrolled individuals in Ventura County by providing health literacy, culturally tailored health education and navigational support for Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) members. Through the leadership of two Visión y Compromiso promotoras in Ventura County and Program Director Hugo Ramirez, many community leaders, individuals and families are learning how to use the automated telephone system, select/change a provider, and utilize services to practice preventive care, maintain a healthy lifestyle by changing lifestyle behaviors, and receive referrals for screening and diagnostic exams and to reduce emergency visits. Promotores are reaching community members in one-on one discussions, educational tables, and small and large group presentations in homes, schools, clinic waiting rooms, Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard, and other local community centers. To inquire more on Gold Coast Health Plan please visit: https://goldcoasthealthplan.org/
Campeones del Cambio Toolbox (Champions for Change Toolbox)
Through a program developed by the Network for a Healthy CA that targets residents from the Bay Area; community educators and leaders conduct a total of 16 interactive sessions that teach tools (topics) ranging from nutrition (eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables) to the different activities that can be used to incorporate physical activity as part of an everyday routine. Bay Area participants also learn the tools necessary to advocate for change in their community; whether it being schools providing more balanced meals or forming walking/exercise groups in their community.
El Camino Hospital Project
Visión y Compromiso is working in partnership with El Camino Hospital on the Diabetes Prevention Program in Santa Clara County on a campaign to educate individuals how to reduce the risk of developing diabetes and provide available local resources for the community. The objective is to build a community with healthy spirit, mind, and body by increasing their knowledge on how to prevent diabetes.
Dando la Mano a Nuestro Hermano In partnership with Tarzana Treatment Center, Visión y Comprmiso provides mental health education in order to reduce mental health stigma in the community and provide referrals to mental health services if needed.
In partnership with DentaQuest, Visión y Comprmiso provides oral health education to increase positive oral health perception among promotores and communities by taking action to move forward social justice and oral health equity.
With the Wellness Foundation, Visión y Compromiso conducts outreach and education campaigns related to preventive health, oral health and advocacy directed to benefit promotores and community members.
Nutrition Education, an Obesity Prevention Program Visión y Compromiso in partnership with the Kern County Public Health Department provide nutrition education to the community through the Nutrition Education an Obesity Prevention Grant (NEOP) in two distinct programs. Through the Faith Based program, promotores provide nutrition education at various worship centers in Kern County. They provide both one-on-one and group session classes where they educate and motivate participants to make healthier food and beverage choices. The goal of the program is to educate low income participants to make healthier lifestyle changes and increase physical activity. Promotores provide education at more than 10 worship sites in Kern County and continue to expand.
Families Talking Together: Pregnancy Prevention in Teens Promotores implemented the Families Talking Together Curriculum to provide information and advice for parenting and improving communication on sexual health to reduce teen pregnancy and increase awareness about STDs. Through a 9 module training, parents are encouraged to initiate talks about sex with their adolescent and teenage children and the issues that often lead teens to engage in high risk behaviors. The modules discuss topics such as self-esteem, communication, the importance of friendships, and the basics of reproductive health.
Health4All Visión y Compromiso is working in partnership with Asian Advancing for Justice in Los Angeles County on a campaign to educate individuals about Health Coverage available, regardless of family income and immigration status. The objective is to help our community receive the proper health care and most important preventive care necessary. Through the leadership of Visión y Compromiso’s promotores, the community will be able to receive information about Health4All and have a better understanding of how to access the necessary resources, including the application process.
Problem Gambling Visión y Compromiso is working in partnership with National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA), a private, non-profit membership organization to address the issue of gambling and raise awareness about Problem Gambling facing our communities. Regardless of genders, ages, background and hometowns, Problem Gambling is affecting people worldwide. Our team of educators are currently providing education at San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
TCHHSA-Lifetime of Wellness/Diabetes Prevention Program Visión y Compromiso is working in partnership with Tulare Department of Public Health on the Diabetes Prevention Program. Our team of educators provide two very dynamic classes: 1) The ¡Yo digo Sí! classes provide education on diabetes prevention, strategies for healthy eating, and the relationship between nutrition and exercise and the how to manage chronic diseases. 2) The Bailoterapia classes provide physical activity that include cardio dance therapy circles at different levels. The objective of this program is to help individuals sustain a healthy lifestyle into their future.
Ventanilla de Salud in the Consulate of México en Oxnard, California and in Boston, Massachusetts Visión y Compromiso is managing the Ventanilla de Salud in Oxnard. The Ventanilla de Salud is a free program designed to help you identify the health services you and your family need in the United States and Mexico. In a safe and friendly environment, the staff of the Ventanilla de Salud located in the Mexican Consulate, can refer you to the health services available where you live and also provide you with information and education on a variety of health topics. Our main goals are to help prevent diseases, to promote healthy habits and to refer you to health services, like those offered by community clinics where you can establish a medical home and receive the medical attention that individuals and families need.
Child Care Provider Family Friends Neighbors Caregivers Conduct training and activities with informal childcare providers in Santa Barbara County providing support, training and additional resources to Family Friends Neighbors (FFN) caregivers, among the Latino and Mixteco communities.
Internet Essentials To educate individuals in Alameda County and San Francisco who meet specific criteria about how to receive internet service at a very affordable price. This is to benefit families, those receiving housing assistance, seniors, as well as students in order to perform better in school and to find resources online.
Saving Energy Education
Visión y Compromiso is working in partnership with PG&E in Alameda and Yolo counties on campaigns to educate individuals who meet specific criteria to access resources available to them that can reduce their energy bill through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program. The objective is to help our community reduce their household expenses during these challenging economic times. Additionally, we are educating our community about the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Program. ESA Program can assist customers to fix their homes or apartments free of charge if they qualify and make their homes energy efficient. Education to prevent fraud is also provided.
“Knocking on doors when you have no idea what you will find on the other side, finding that sometimes they are not ready to hear what you have to say, sharing information that one day will be exactly what they need to hear.” - Promotora