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Dream fulfilled: Pet therapy team inspires hope at healthcare system
Dream fulfilled: Pet therapy team inspires hope at healthcare system

Few people in life actually end up living out their childhood dreams. For no fault of their own, circumstances change and reality hits causing adolescent aspirations to be aba [ ... ]

Pretty in Pink Fashion Show Slated for June 17th
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show Slated for June 17th

The Pretty In Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held this year at Grandfather Golf and Country Club on Friday, June 17, 2016.  A champagne reception will [ ... ]

Healthcare System Foundation welcomes Kindsay Reeder
Healthcare System Foundation welcomes Kindsay Reeder

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Foundation (ARHF) is pleased to welcome Kindsay Reeder as its Major Gifts Development Officer. Reeder is a High Country native, pro [ ... ]

3rd Annual Health Splash - Avery County
Jun 08, 2016
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Pretty in Pink Fashion Show
Jun 17, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM
HeartSaver CPR/AED Class
Jun 21, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Patrons Evening Gala
Jun 25, 2016
06:30PM - 08:30PM

 

Latino Health Program Office
(828) 268-8962
Latino Health Program Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Latino Health Program of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System seeks to improve the health and well-being of Latinos in Watauga and Avery counties through increased access to care, health education, and other enabling services.

The Latino Health Program is funded through a grant from the North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (OMHHD). Our vision is to improve the health of the local Latino population; specifically, the grant focuses on improving patients’ management and understanding of their own health in order to prevent illness and to manage current illnesses.

Latinos are disproportionately affected by certain health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and overweight/obesity. They may also experience difficulty accessing health services due to language, transportation, cultural and financial barriers.

The Latino Health Program aims to address these health concerns and barriers by connecting with the local population, providing a variety of services including referrals to existing medical providers, enabling services (such as interpretation and transportation to medical appointments), care coordination, health education and community outreach.

Through these services we hope to address health disparities in our community, and ultimately make our community a healthier place to live.

For more information or to refer a patient to the Latino Health Program’s services, please call (828) 268-8967 or (828) 268-8962.


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