Unifying for a Shared Vision
Although NFL Alumni and HHCGA emerge from different backgrounds, their aim is singular and intertwined: to better health outcomes, promote education, and widen the scope of understanding for all. This convergence of their missions marks a significant stride toward fostering resilient communities ripe with a strong sense of self-efficacy and shared responsibility.
HHCGA's Executive Director & Vice Chair, Shirley E. “Bella” Borghi, passionately articulates this shared mission, noting,
"Our aim is to uplift our Hispanic Latino population and join forces with other communities to achieve superior health outcomes."
Echoing her sentiments, Lee Woodall, NFL Alumni Philadelphia Chapter President, underscores the critical role of community engagement. He puts forth the credo of caring for children, peers, and communities alike, weaving a fabric of collective resilience.
Building Resilient Communities: Goals and Objectives
J. Santiago Ramon, HHCGA's Community Outreach Engagement Director, envisions their combined effort will yield substantial positive ripples throughout the nation. The overarching goal of this alliance is to extend their services to underserved populations across the country, a feat achievable by augmenting health outcomes through educational outreach.
Adding to this discourse, Brian Jimenez from the National Hispanic Pharmacist Association (UGA Chapter) underscores the role of pharmacists in rectifying healthcare disparities. He believes they can ensure that the Hispanic community is not only receiving but also comprehending and benefiting from the care they require.
Initiating Collaborative Programs
The strategic alliance of the NFL Alumni Association and HHCGA has sprouted numerous initiatives with an emphasis on health education and the provision of vital resources.
William Sweet, an NFL Alumni member, shares his conviction about the immense value of educating people about their mental and physical health. He maintains that holistic well-being is integral to personal growth and community resilience.
Elia Wiggins, N. Georgia Community Outreach Coordinator at HHCGA reinforces the necessity of disseminating accurate information. He believes that providing communities with resources that empower them to take control of their health are essential to fostering resilient societies.
Forging Impactful Connections
NFL Alumni member Dominique Easley, as a first-generation immigrant, draws attention to the transformational potential of the partnership, particularly for minority communities of which he is a compassionate member of his heritage. He shares a personal sentiment, "Being part of the NFL Alumni feels like giving something back to my roots."
NFL Alumni Lee Woodall reiterates the need for collaborations of such magnitude. He emphasizes organizations like theirs have a significant role to play in ensuring sustainable solutions for mental wellness and promoting community resilience.
In their innovative partnership, NFL Alumni and HHCGA are the torchbearers for a more equitable world. They stand united to improve health outcomes, dismantle misconceptions surrounding mental wellness, and deliver essential resources to those in need.
Their collaborative effort paints a compelling picture of the potential impact when organizations work in unison for a common cause. Hear more about this inspiring collaboration and its impact on communities nationwide in the accompanying videos.
Let their voices move you to join the movement for a healthier, more inclusive tomorrow. Together, we can build the resilient communities of the future.