LCF Georgia, recognizing the critical importance of binational collaboration to address challenges in health access from the Latino community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is excited to announce a partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico through the Ventanillas de Salud program with the common purpose improving the physical and mental well-being of Mexicans living in Georgia and the Latino community at large.
The Ventanillas de Salud program will focus on facilitating navigation, increasing access to primary and preventive services, providing quality and culturally sensitive education and information, and strengthening current partnerships and collaborations with other local culturally appropriate service and program providers services dedicated to equitable access to healthcare.
Immediately, the program will begin a campaign against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and myths rampant in the Latino community.
Since 2004, Ventanillas de Salud has served thousands of individuals and families through valuable collaborations. The program is part of a national network of 51 ventanillas across the country.
“We are certain that with the participation of LCF Georgia, the Ventanilla de Salud will not only maintain the presence that it has achieved so far but will also increase the services and network of allied organizations. Our main goal is to guide, support and strengthen the Mexican and Latin American community of this region”
“We are excited to continue building our partnership with the Mexican General Consulate through this program, our community needs now more than ever affordable, and appropriate quality health services and programs as we grapple with the consequences of the many barriers and inequities immigrants experience in Georgia, only exhacerbated by the pandemic,” said Gigi Pedraza, Executive Director of the Latino Community Fund.