Healthy House Within A MATCH Coalition is a cultural and linguistic non-profit organization with a mission to promote the well-being and health of all people in our multi-ethnic community through the provision of education, services, and advocacy which are founded in respect for language, culture, and health equity.
Healthy House was originally established to address the cultural clash between Hmong Shamanism and the Western Medical establishment, so poignantly chronicled in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman. It is internationally known for its Partners in Healing Program which brings Hmong shamans together with Western healthcare providers to collaborate and ensure optimal outcomes for Hmong patients.
Our Language Bank provides professional healthcare interpreters, proficient in 18 languages, to healthcare facilities throughout the Central Valley of California. Translation services are also available.
Our grant-based programs address health disparities, striving to improve access and health equity, in the under-represented cultural groups in Merced County, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the entire country. Since 1998 Healthy House has provided the resources needed by the community's populations in the San Joaquin Valley from Fresno to Stockton.
Healthy House is a Member of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA), the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, and the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We are also partners with Hmong Health Collaborative and a Merced Homeless Connect Sponsor.