OUR LEGACY: 2005-2015
Launches Proyecto informarä FDA Hispanic Outreach Initiative. This is a unique partnership with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lead FDA development of Hispanic community outreach materials and initiatives. Partners with CHADD and develops What You Should Know About ADHD: A Guide for Parents. Works to improve education about eye diseases as part of the NIH National Hispanic Eye Education Project. Initiates research on Alzheimer’s services in key states. Continues work on cultural proficiency with the Proyecto InformaräCapacity Building Initiative.
Continues work on the environment with The Health and Environment Action Network (HEAN), a unique nationally and locally-driven effort to secure the right to clean air and water for all people. Increases helpline reach with Cuidando con cariño (Compassionate Care) Helpline and materials to address end of life issues. Publishes Living with Diabetes Self-Management Curriculum.
Launches ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up Get Moving!ä in 10 cities as an annual family health celebration to promote a healthier lifestyle emphasizing the importance of being active, supporting families, and building community. Develops programs on hypertension and cardiovascular disease with Hypertension Control Is in Your Hands community engagement program and ¡Para un corazón saludable! For a Healthy Heart, as part of its healthy lifestyle initiatives. Releases fourth edition of Delivering Preventative Health Care to Hispanics manual and companion workbook. Implements La Promesa: Medicare Diabetes and Other Preventive Care Benefits initiative in 10 Hispanic communities and develops consumer and health educator video and materials to support community education efforts and utilization of benefits. Appointed to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV).
Launches the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Scholarship program in the life sciences for Hispanics, a $4 million effort. Publishes Hypertension: Control Is in Your Hands, a bilingual curriculum for health care providers and educators and What you Should Know about Hypertension booklet and video for consumers. Starts the five-year initiative Hablemos del cancer/Let’s Talk About Cancer community engagement program in four Hispanic communities. With the American College of Cardiology (ACC), establishes the National Hispanic Cardiologists Leadership Network, the first health professional network of Hispanic cardiologists and those that serve Hispanic communities. Appointed by senate majority leader to the board of the Mickey Leland National Urban Toxics Research Center (NUATRC). Began the Chagas Disease Education Initiative program to inform consumers on Chagas.
Starts ¡Infórmate! Get Informed! HPV and Cervical Cancer program to promote prevention and awareness messages on the human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Releases second edition of Caring for Your Heart and second edition of the bilingual prenatal guide Prenatal Care: Helping You Have a Healthy Baby. Initiates Nuestros Tesoros (Our Treasures) to examine and frame development issues faced by Hispanic CBOs as part of economic crisis and identify opportunities for funding sustainability of CBOs. Launches consecutive programs ¡Manténgase Informado(a)! to support the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and ¡Vive tu Vida! to understand and take action to treat and manage depression. Receives the “Best in America” certification from Independent Charities of America, a recognition given to fewer than 2,000 of the 1 million charities in America.
Release of The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers features cutting-edge information as well as consejos (conversational advice) throughout. “An excellent addition to Latino home libraries and public and consumer book libraries.” says Library Journal. First Lady and US Soccer Foundation announce partnership with the Alliance’s ¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up Get Moving! healthy lifestyle event series. Launches the Alliance’s revised website (hispanichealth.org). Alliance named one of the 50 Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times for 2010.
Releases The Buena Salud™ Guide series of books published in English and Spanish to inform, support, and deliver the latest in health information and the kind of caring advice that readers can readily use in their daily life with real-life stories throughout (Diabetes, Heart Health, Depression). Starts The Buena Salud™ Club to provide free reliable health information by text messages, emails, and postcards to members. With Easter Seals, begins the Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Caregiver Training Program (NCTP) initiative to provide educational services for caregivers of U.S. veterans in urban and rural Hispanic communities through classroom, self-study, and Web-based delivery. Launches the Nuestros Tesoros (Our Treasures) Leadership initiative between the Alliance and the Kresge Foundation, to support sustainability of critical human services organizations. Library Journal selects “The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers” as one the best consumer health books for 2010.
Establishes a partnership with the Mexican Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform Mexican nationals of the availability of the Seguro Popular through the Alliance’s Su Familia Helpline and GUGM events. This partnership also fosters collaboration between the Alliance and the 50 Ventanillas de Salud that operate in the Mexican Consulates to provide consumers with health information and referrals to healthcare services. The Alliance launches the Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s initiative to reach Hispanic caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and to increase Hispanic awareness for early diagnosis using culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches to recognizing early signs of the disease. Joins the Know your Dose (KYD) campaign led by the Consumers Health Products Association (CHPA) to inform Hispanic patients and consumers about the safe use of medicines that contain acetaminophen. Introduces iPads for use at GUGM events to sign up Buena Salud Club members onsite. Creates the Healthy Americas Institute in partnership with the University of Southern California to lead research and support innovative community based health and human services programs. The Buena Salud™Guide for a Healthy Heart selected by Library Journal as one of the best health books for 2011.
Celebrates the 40th Anniversary with Concert for the Americas and VIDA Awards event at the Kennedy Center. Starts the Let’s Talk About Anaphylaxis program to address the risk among Hispanic children for anaphylaxis and the Let’s Talk About Diabetes intervention model in San Diego, CA to prevent secondary disease among Hispanics diagnosed with diabetes type 2 or hypertension. Implements Nuestos Niños: Medicaid and CHIP for Hispanic Children to increase enrollment and retention of those eligible for Medicaid, CHIP, and insurance programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Begins Nuestras Voces: National Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities to increase Hispanic community infrastructure and regional and national partnerships to decrease exposure to second hand smoke and tobacco use overall and increase cancer prevention strategies and management of disease for those with cancer. Convenes first Buena Salud Americas meeting in Bogotá, Colombia in collaboration with PAHO bringing together community-based agencies and ministries of health throughout the Americas to profile and support community based efforts in chronic disease prevention, treatment, and management. Launches Healthy Americas Survey creating national poll on Hispanic community health status and opinions on health and human services issues of the day.
Releases report About Our Health report on the first results from the landmark $50 million Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos being conducted by NIH following the health experiences of over 16,000 Hispanics. Lead signator of coalition on naming of biosimilars. Produces booklets for general consumers and for caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease. Releases results of national poll on consumer experiences in the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act; poll is first in Healthy Americas Survey on Hispanic community health status and opinions on health and human services issues of the day. Launches Healthy Americas Congressional Briefing series with first briefing on reforming health quality measurement. Partners with Univision on national public service announcement and delivers over 22,000 one-to-one tailored sessions on ACA options with callers to Su Familia helpline during first open enrollment period and launches effort during second open enrollment period on ACA including expansion of effort to support H2-A migrant workers eligible for coverage under the ACA.
In collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, releases “Genes, Culture, and Health: Ensuring the Best Health Outcomes for All.” Releases survey results on Hispanic adults and their attitude towards diabetes. Supports NYS Attorney General on Reforms for Herbal Supplements. Supports CDC Educational Campaign to Prevent Smoking “Its about time.” Nuestros Niños: Medicaid and CHIP for Hispanic Children results in 33,195 completed CHIP and Medicaid applications. Diabetes se puede controlar: Community Health Champions produces significant improvement for intervention group as compared to control group. Became GSA contractor. First GUGM held in Puerto Rico. Supports Hispanic community leadership working on issues of emergency access to epinephrine to respond to anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) events. Awarded CMS cooperative agreement to fund navigators in Florida, Illinois, Georgia, and Texas.