October 6, 2016

Siloam Community Health Outreach Program tomorrow

Siloam Family Health Center is a primary and specialty care clinic that serves uninsured patients. About 90 percent are foreign-born, representing more than 80 homelands and speaking more than 70 languages. Our patients tell us that their No. 1 need is for someone to educate them and advocate for them in the confusing world of American health care by providing socially contextualized information and healing relationships. Patients desire people they can trust to walk alongside them, explain things to them on their terms, and help them recover a sense of agency to take charge of their own health and well-being.

Drawing upon lessons learned from effective health care projects among poor and marginalized communities globally, Siloam’s Community Health Outreach (CHO) program is training and deploying a cadre of Community Health Workers (CHWs) to create a collaborative support network within four target communities — Bhutanese, Burmese, Egyptian and Hispanic — using ethnic churches as bases. We will share our CHO model, our training process, and progress to date.

Presenter: Amy Richardson, Community Health Outreach director

 

Time: Oct. 7, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Location: Siloam Family Health Center, 820 Gale Lane

To RSVP: Lexie.Lipham@Vanderbilt.Edu

Light Breakfast Provided

 

Sponsored by: Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core