Healthy House established a Steering Committee that consists of different organizations in the community partnering together to meet, publicize, coordinate available resources, and monitor implementation of activities that address maternal/child health disparities in the Black community. The Committee meets every four months to evaluate its progress.
Its primary goal is to promote good health by encouraging people in the community to eat fruits and vegetables and other healthy foods to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. In partnership with the food bank, Shepherd of the Valley Community Garden, and local markets, Healthy House distributes food boxes with healthy and affordable recipes to participants in the Food to ForX program to remind them that a healthy diet is a very important factor in a long and healthy life.
Is composed of nine Hmong and refugee-serving nonprofit organizations in the Central Valley (including Healthy House), from Fresno to Sacramento, which advocate on behalf of Southeast Asian community members.
Provides our ‘cutting edge’ Connecting Worlds: Central Valley Version 48 hour interpreter training, which conforms with the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) Standards.
Arabic, Lao, Russian, Assyrian, Mandarin, Spanish. Cantonese, Mien, Tagalog, Hindi, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Hmong, Punjabi, Urdu, Chinese, Fijian, and Japanese
Provide language proficiency tests in Spanish, Hmong, and English to assess interpreting skills.
Provide meaningful message conversion in Spanish, Hmong, and Punjabi.
Examples of training include: Working Effectively with Interpreters, Cultural Humility Trainings, Unnatural Causes, and Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations.
Provides quarterly physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health training for Hmong shamans and Western healthcare providers to integrate Western healthcare with traditional healing.
Provides free enrollment assistance, in several languages, into healthcare programs.
Provides free enrollment assistance into the Medi-Cal healthcare program.
Addresses the following types of abuse under California law: Abandonment, Abduction, Financial Exploitation, Isolation, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Stalking in Southeast Asian adults, aged 50+. Healthy House is working in collaboration with Merced’s Adult Protective Services, District Attorney’s Office, Police Department, and Valley Crisis Center.