Using a Cultural Lens to Deliver Health Services: The Medically Trained Cultural Liaison Model

Community health centers strive to be responsive to the needs of their patients. By recognizing that behaviors and beliefs are often influenced by culture, language, and social interactions, health centers can better design and deliver services that meet the needs of individuals, families, and their communities. La Maestra Community Health Centers aim to be responsive to their patients’ needs by integrating a Medically Trained Cultural Liaison model…

Innovative Outreach Practices Reports

Since its inception in 2002, the Innovative Outreach Practices Report has become a hallmark of HOP’s information services to outreach programs nationwide. This report provides a platform for organizations to showcase their outreach efforts, share their ideas and...

National Outreach Guidelines

Outreach is a critical function of health centers serving underserved populations. In 2000, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) developed its Farmworker Outreach Program Guidelines based on 30 years of experience providing direct outreach services to migrant and seasonal...

Doing a Community Needs Assessment

When was the last time your organization conducted a community health needs assessment? Many organizations only conduct needs assessments when required by a funder or other group involved in a project.  Resources, particularly money and staff time, may be scarce....