Grant program: Bilingual/Bicultural Demonstration Grants, FY 2007
Organization name: Latino Community Services, Inc.
Organization address: 184 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114
Phone number: (860) 296-6400 x228
Fax number: (860) 728-3723
Title of project: "Contigo Y Por Ti." ("With You and For You")
Project director: Amy T. Ortiz, B.A.
Description of Organization:
Latino Community Services, Inc. (LCS) is a non-profit organization located in Hartford with over 20 years of experience providing culturally competent health services to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and people at risk of HIV infection. LCS focuses on three main areas: 1) the integration of prevention and care in an effort to provide a continuum of services to those we serve in the community; 2) the use of evidence-based interventions to deliver effective prevention programs; 3) and the expansion of services to provide capacity building assistance to faith-and community organizations serving Latinos and other disproportionately impacted populations.
Description of project:
"Contigo Y Por Ti," ("With You and For You") is a partnership between LCS and St. Francis Hospital and Burgdorf Medical clinic located in Hartford, CT. The overall goals of the project are to reduce barriers to care for HIV-positive, limited English proficiency (LEP) Spanish-speaking patients and to improve the quality of care delivered to HIV-positive LEP Spanish-speaking individuals. Medical staffs at St. Francis Hospital and Burgdorf Clinic who treat patients living with HIV/AIDS are trained in the BE SAFE cultural competency model and class standards. Medical interpreters are also made available at those sites for LEP patients.
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