COVID-19 RESPONSE LEAD ORGANIZATION

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PROCEED, Inc., National Center for Training Support and Technical Assistance is a leader and trailblazer in providing cutting-edge capacity building, and training and technical assistance services to not-for-profit community-based health and human services organizations, civic and religious organizations, health departments, government agencies, and academic institutions that are seeking ways to maximize current resources, talent, and technology, to become more effective, efficient, and self-sustaining. 

  

In 2020, PROCEED, Inc. NCTSTA was commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a national initiative to increase the capacity of Latino communities across the U.S. to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, through education, messaging, and linkage to local support services, in states and/or among segments of the Latino community hardest hit by COVID-19. The resulting initiative is

PODER en SALUD.

 

This project is comprised of PROCEED, Inc., 8 community-based Core Partners, and an additional 21 organizations recruited by the Core Partners to serve as local affiliates to help develop and disseminate Spanish-first, accurate, and culturally and situationally appropriate COVID-19 prevention information. Promotores/as or Community Health Workers (CHWs) will provide “boots on the ground” support to deliver COVID-19 prevention, testing, and vaccine messages to Latinos/Latinx, and link them to essential health, human and social services that will help mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on the community.

Collectively, these Partners will reach Latino/Latinx subgroups in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Oregon, California, Kansas, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Latino populations of focus for PODER en SALUD include individuals with pre-existing chronic conditions, women and families, undocumented persons, farmworkers, meatpacking/poultry workers, faith communities, and young adults. 

Meet our Core Partners

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NYLC is a national non-profit and leader in education and youth development. NYLC accelerates student achievement by strengthening academic, civic, and character outcomes through service-learning. NYLC offers a variety of paths to reach service-learning “excellence” through online content, customized professional development, tools, resources, and other capacity-building. Their mission is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world, with young people, their schools, and communities through service-learning. NYLC is leading the wayto address real world issues with all young people, inspiring them to serve. 

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The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) is a nonprofit organization historically known as an HIV/AIDS service provider. LCOA realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinx Individuals, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity for community organizations in NYC and nationwide. LCOA has proudly served the Latinx LGBTQIA+ community and is committed to creating and promoting a safe space. LCOA is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network and several other national programs dedicated to eradicating health disparities among

the Latinx community.

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El Centro, Inc. a one of the leading Latinx-identified and serving not-for-profit organization in Kansas City, KS. For 44 years, El Centro has been committed to serving the Latinx community through a wide array of services from: childhood education, after-school and summer enrichment programs, promotores de salud programs, community heath navigation programs, financial assistance and advocacy programs, such as DACA clinics and citizenship assistance. Their mission is to strengthen communities

and improve the lives of Latinx individuals and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities. 

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Progreso Latino (PL) is one of the largest Latinx community-based organizations

in Rhode Island. They have developed critical programs that serve as “models” for community agencies across the state and provide services that range from adult education to early childhood education, senior services, health and wellness programs, workforce development, youth development, domestic violence intervention programs, income tax assistance, immigration services, emergency food relief, and other social services. Their mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latinx and immigrant communities achieve greater self-sufficiency and socioeconomic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.

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Farmworker Justice (FJ) is a national farmworker advocacy nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice. FJ’s mission is to empower farmworkers to improve health, access to healthcare, occupational safety, immigration policy, wages, and access to the justice system. FJ ensures that their work truly addresses the

needs of farmworkers by collaborating with organizations that work directly

with farmworkers in Latinx communities and workplaces.

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Puerto Rico Community Network for Clinical Services, Research and Health Advancement, Inc. (PRCONCRA) is a non-profit community-based organization in Puerto Rico. They provide comprehensive specialized outpatient medical care and support services for HIV to more than 900 people living with HIV and AIDS who are underserved, underinsured, with low income, special and/or hard-to-reach populations of all ages, sex, and risk factors. PR CONCRA’s mission is to offer community health services that contribute to the optimal development of people with a model that guarantees access and quality medical care.

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Migrant Health Center, Western Region, Inc. (MHC) is a leading healthcare services provider in Puerto Rico with 12 clinics strategically located in diverse communities to ensure that all residents, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to continuous and coordinated care that focuses on their needs. In 2015, MHC was recognized as a “Patient-Centered Medical Home” by the National Center for Quality Assurance. Their mission is to transform the quality of life of our patients, their families, and the community through an innovative, high-quality service delivery model characterized by respect, sensibility, inclusiveness, and humanity. 

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Access to Racial and Cultural Health Institute, Inc. (ARCH) is a non-profit organization in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization was founded in 2003

to fill service gaps specifically around adolescent health promotion and prevention services. ARCH's mission is to increase access to racially and culturally appropriate environments for the overall improvement in the quality of life in the U.S.V.I. ARCH provides technical assistance, organizational management services, and develops culturally-specific prevention programs for youth and young adults in the U.S.V.I.