Health Equity Chronicles

Clarkston's Leap Towards Health Equity: A HHCGA Initiative

September 7, 2023

Key Takeaways

  1. Empowering Communication: Clarkston Health Equity Day, spearheaded by HHCGA, promises a diverse range of interpreter services to bridge language gaps and ensure everyone has access to vital health information.

    September 30th at the Clarkston Resource Hub
    10 am to 2 pm

  2. Community Collaboration: The event is a melting pot of local organizations and healthcare experts, all dedicated to promoting health equity, with YMCA, Friends of Refugees/Embrace, Refugee Women's Network, and HHCGA leading the charge.

  3. Engaging and Educating: From unique survey initiatives aimed at understanding community needs, to Health Navigators guiding attendees, the day is all about connecting underserved populations with essential local resources and healthcare access rights.

Connecting Clarkston: The Drive for Health Equity

A Day of Unity and Understanding

The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (HHCGA) is leading the charge in breaking barriers and promoting health equity with their upcoming event: Clarkston Health Equity Day. Slated for September 30th at the Clarkston Resource Hub, this initiative, aptly named "Clarkston Community Connections," promises to be an enlightening blend of education and community engagement from 10 am to 2 pm.

Bridging the Language Gap

Understanding that communication is the key to successful healthcare access, interpreter services will be on hand to cater to a diverse array of languages. Whether you speak Spanish, Arabic, Swahili, Hindi, or any of the many languages listed, there's a dedicated interpreter ready to assist.

Meet the Vendors: Local Partners on Deck

HHCGA isn't working alone. The event will feature table vendors from varied organizations dedicated to community well-being. Attendees can look forward to engaging with the YMCA, Friends of Refugees/Embrace, Refugee Women's Network, Georgia Watch, and, of course, HHCGA.

Community Champions at the Forefront

The event will shine a spotlight on the dedication of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Promotoras de Salud. Representatives from a rich tapestry of organizations, including the Refugee Women's Network and Clarkston Health Equity Coalition, will be present, ready to guide, assist, and educate.

Voice of the Community: A Unique Survey Initiative

In a move to foster trust and get genuine insights, the Refugee Women's Network, in collaboration with the Clarkston Resource Hub, has crafted a survey. The idea is to engage with the community during the event, with a more informal approach first, deepening the interaction with families post-event once a rapport is built.

Navigating Health, Together

Knowledgeable Health Navigators from institutions such as Georgians for a Healthy Future and HHCGA will be present, ensuring that attendees have the information they need to make informed decisions about their health.

Spreading the Word

Ensuring maximum reach and participation, a robust promotion plan is in place. This includes a strong social media strategy, community outreach, and translated materials to ensure everyone gets the message.

An Audience with the Decision-Makers

The event will also see the participation of influential figures in governance and legislation. Invites are out to Congressman Hank Johnson, GA State Senator Kim Jackson, Clarkston Mayor Beverly Burks, and members of the City Council, reinforcing the event's significance.

Together for Health Equity

In essence, Clarkston Health Equity Day is more than just an event. It's a statement, a drive, and a commitment by HHCGA and its partners to ensure everyone, regardless of background, has access to the healthcare they deserve. Join in, connect, learn, and let's make health equity a reality for Clarkston.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the purpose of Clarkston Health Equity Day?
    It's an event organized by HHCGA to educate the community about healthcare access rights and connect them with local health resources.

  2. Will there be interpreters at the event?
    Yes, we'll have interpreters for various languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, and many others, to assist attendees.

  3. Who are the key participants at the event?
    Several organizations are joining, such as YMCA, Friends of Refugees/Embrace, Refugee Women's Network, and Georgia Watch, among others.

  4. How can I provide feedback or share my thoughts about the event?
    There will be a unique survey crafted by the Refugee Women's Network and Clarkston Resource Hub. We encourage attendees to participate in it during and after the event.
  5. Is there any cost to attend the event?
    No, the event is free! We aim to ensure everyone has access to the information and resources they need.
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