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Job Fair at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge

April 5, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge Directions

Counterpunch: Parkinson’s Boxing Program receives $3,640 in scholarships

The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center recently raised $3,640 to support patient scholarships for the Parkinson’s Boxing Program in an initiative known as “10 for 20 [ ... ]

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

Blood Drive at Watauga Medical Center - April 12

April 12, 2017
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center Auditorium Directions

Job Fair at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge

April 5, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge Directions

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop
Advance Directives

April 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Watauga Medical Center
Auditorium Directions

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

A heart destined for service finds a home at the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center

Has anyone ever told you, perhaps during a difficult time in your life, that everything happens for a reason? For many of us, it can take years before we fully understand that [ ... ]

Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Yvonne Mack, Looks to New Opportunities

Have you ever wished that you could click your heels together three times and say ‘There is no place like home’ and be there? The Wizard of Oz was more than a Judy [ ... ]

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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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