UVA Latino Health Initiative

The UVA Latino Health Initiative (LHI) is an organization of the University of Virginia that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Latino community in the Charlottesville area and by doing this narrow the gap between the University of Virginia and this community. LHI is supported by faculty members from the School of Medicine other colleges and more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students. With an engaged community advisory board and a faculty advisory group, we run 5 different community health programs: The Latino Clinic, the Cardiovascular Initiative for the Latino Community Health, the Compañeros Training, and Empowerment Program, Family Health Evenings at Southwood, and an educational radio program.

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UVA Latino Health Initiative November 2020 Newsletter

 

 

UVA Latino Health Initiative December 2020 Newsletter

CUIDESE Y PROTEJA A SU FAMILIA

Una campana informativa del Departamento de Salud, La Iniciativa de Salud Latina de UVA, Sin Barreras, Creciendo Juntos, Habitat for Humanity/Southwood y otros colaboradores.

Posted by Iniciativa de Salud Latina de UVA on Sunday, October 11, 2020

CUIDESE Y PROTEJA A SU FAMILIA

We are part of a strong community wherever we live. We work hard and protect our families. Now the most important thing we need to do every day is to prevent our loved ones from getting COVID-19.

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UVA COMMUNITY TESTING PROVIDES THOUSANDS OF FREE COVID-19 TESTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

The community testing program began this summer, and more than 3,000 tests have been performed so far. On average, each site administers about 75 to 115 tests per outing, usually over about a two-hour period.

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Local Hero Spotlight: UVA Latino Health Initiative

UVA Latino Health InitiativeSpanish-speaking faculty and students from the UVA Schools of Medicine and Nursing launched the Latino Health Initiative (LHI) to bridge the gap between health care providers and our Latino neighbors here in Charlottesville. “Our community has a large proportion of folks who don’t have access to care or receive regular care,” explains third-year medical student Daniel Giraldo Herrera. Working with many committed and generous community partners, volunteers like Daniel provide a range of preventative and wellness education programs and services in addition to conducting research aimed at improving the health of the Latino community.

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