Why Support Us?
The facts remains that Latino/Hispanic population is a mosaic of cultures reflecting profound differences in ethnicities, cultures, demographic patterns, degrees of acculturation, and histories. Georgia is leading the country as the fastest growing state of new Latino immigrant population, where many are making significant contributions to its vitality and economy. Sadly enough, although the largest ethnic minority population in the United States; many Latinos remain invisible in our broken health-care system. Latinos are less likely to seek and receive health-care services due to system and cultural barriers, which might contribute to their poorer health status and higher rates of morbidity and mortality.
Statistical Health Facts for Latinos/Hispanics:
Lack of insurance, finances, health awareness programs on cancer risks and screening, limited literacy levels, fear and distrust due to anti-immigrant attitudes as well as history of medical abuses, play a significant role in their access to health care and lower rates of screening services.
For the last 12 years, Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc., a non-profit organization, in partnership with a multitude of community organizations, county and state agencies, local healthcare providers and dedicated volunteers has successfully addressed this challenge with its annual health fiesta project. The project provides a variety of health screenings, culturally and linguistically proficient health education on health and safety, a community health resource center, and a dedicated staff of Patient Navigators and Promotoras de Salud (health advocates) ready to assist, in a culturally festive setting. We are currently hosting these programs in 23 cities across the U.S. in Puerto Rico and in 9 counties throughout Georgia!
All funds raised by Día de la Mujer Latina will be used by the committee to pay for all contracted services and to promote health awareness in the Latino Community.
*All contributions are 100% deductibleFor information on how to become a sponsor, contact us at 713-782-1800 or email@example.com.