Wilma Alvarado-Little, Director
Macedonia Initiatives in Community Development liaison
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT NEWS
CEMHD's Wilma Alvarado-Little Invited to White House Event for National Minority Health Month
The Director of the Community Outreach/Engagement Core, Wlima Alvarado-Little, was invited to join senior leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other experts at the White House on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in honor of National Minority Health Month. At the event, HHS leaders also unveiled the new, updated National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically AppropriatServices (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, which Ms. Alvarado-Little was involved in updating.
Our mission is to improve lines of communication about health information and research for the minority communities of the Capital Region and their health care providers. We do this by working with community-based organizations serving minority populations, the healthcare community, including current practitioners as well as the professional schools preparing new practitioners, and K-12 schools serving high percentages of minority populations.
- Continue the development and dissemination of general and Center-specific health information
- Encourage and equip the community for participation and partnership in research studies and interventions
- Empower the communities with responsibility and ownership of addressing health disparities