Latino Health Initiative
Latino community members are invited to participate in the Latino Health Initiative programs through Montgomery County school-based programs, primary care health clinics, community centers, churches, neighbors and family members.
Check with each program for specific information.
The Latino Health Initiative (LHI) serves Montgomery County residents.
1. What is the mission of the Latino Health Initiative?
The mission of the LHI is to improve the quality of life of Latinos living in Montgomery County by contributing to the development and implementation of an integrated, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent health and wellness system that supports, values and respects Latino families and communities.
2. What are the Latino Health Initiative functions?
- Enhance coordination between existing health programs and services targeting Latinos.
- Provide technical assistance to programs serving the Latino community.
- Develop and support models of programs and services to adequately reach Latinos.
- Advocate for policies and practices needed to effectively reach and serve Latinos.
The LHI is comprised of staff members from the Department of Health and Human Services and a group of volunteer professionals and community leaders. These individuals work as a team to inform the Latino community about the LHI and to collect feedback from them regarding their health concerns. In addition, this group acts as the planning body for the LHI and advocates for policies and practices that will improve the health of Latino communities.
4. How do I join Latino Health Initiative programs?
Call 240-777-3221 and ask about the program that you are interested in.