Health Literacy

Thanks to Froedtert West Bend Hospital’s Healthy Community Fund, Casa Guadalupe started the Latino Health Outreach Project (LHOP) in 2013. The main goal of this project is to help increase the knowledge of health literacy among the Spanish speaking residents of Washington County, and help improve their overall quality of life and wellbeing.

 

Since 2016, thanks to funding secured through Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, we were able to hire a Community Health Navigator and expand to start our ” Healthy Latinos, Healthy Futures” initiatives, were the principal goal is to empower Spanish Speaking families in Washington County to make healthier lifestyle choices through nutrition, physical activity, mental wellness, and prevention and management of chronic health conditions. As the health and wellness needs of the Spanish speaking community grew over the years, we expanded our staffing to include a Bilingual Resource Advocate and a Community Health Educator. 

 

Our goal is that Latinos will learn effective diet management and chronic illness prevention which helps to achieve Wisconsin’s high rankings of healthiness, and helps to reduce Emergency Department visits and hospitalization.

 

Casa Guadalupe is working with many local health care agencies and community partners to make these projects a success, including Froedtert West Bend Hospital, Albrecht Free Clinic, Lakeshore Community Health Clinic, American Heart Association, Advocate Aurora, Midland Health, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, Well Washington County Coalition, Extension Washington County, Blue Stone Counseling, Catholic Charities, Salud First, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Friends, Inc., Kettle Moraine YMCA, Wisconsin Well Woman Program, Hartford Recreation Department, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging.

 

 

Gracias al Fondo Comunitario Saludable del Hospital Froedtert West Bend, Casa Guadalupe inició el Proyecto de Alcance de Salud Latina (LHOP) en 2013. El objetivo principal de este proyecto es ayudar a aumentar el conocimiento de la alfabetización en salud entre los residentes de habla hispana del condado de Washington, y a ayudar mejorar su calidad de vida y bienestar general.

Desde 2016, gracias a los fondos obtenidos a través de Froedtert y el Medical College of Wisconsin, pudimos contratar un Navegador de Salud Comunitario y expandirnos para iniciar nuestras iniciativas “Latinos Saludables, Futuros Saludables”, cuyo objetivo principal es empoderar a las familias de habla hispana en Condado de Washington para tomar decisiones de estilo de vida más saludables a través de la nutrición, la actividad física, el bienestar mental y la prevención y el manejo de condiciones de salud crónicas. A medida que las necesidades de salud y bienestar de la comunidad de habla hispana crecieron a lo largo de los años, ampliamos nuestra dotación de personal para incluir un defensor de recursos bilingüe y un educador de salud comunitaria.

 

Nuestro objetivo es que los latinos aprendan a manejar una dieta eficaz y a prevenir enfermedades crónicas, lo que les ayudará a alcanzar las altas clasificaciones de salud de Wisconsin y a reducir las visitas al Departamento de Emergencias y las hospitalizaciones.

 

Casa Guadalupe está trabajando con muchas agencias locales de atención médica y socios comunitarios para que estos proyectos sean un éxito, incluidos Froedtert West Bend Hospital, Albrecht Free Clinic, Lakeshore Community Health Clinic, American Heart Association, Advocate Aurora, Midland Health, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department. , Well Washington County Coalition, Extension Washington County, Blue Stone Counseling, Catholic Charities, Salud First, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, Friends, Inc., Kettle Moraine YMCA, Wisconsin Well Woman Program, Hartford Recreation Department, Wisconsin Instituto para el Envejecimiento Saludable.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Health Program Funders!

¡Gracias a nuestros generosos financiadores del programa de salud!

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