Your tax deductible donation to Familias en Acción will support our patient navigator program.
We thank you for your generous support!
Here are some of the ways that we are able to help the Latino community members that we serve:
$25 – Application
A donation of $25 will provide a community member and their family with the assistance necessary to complete an application for health insurance or health coverage. At Familias, we recognize that not all of our community members may be able to access state services, so we provide assistance to explore access to services in the community as necessary.
$50 – Patient Navigator
A donation of $50 provides a chronically ill Latino to sit one-on-one with a Familias Patient Navigator and receive services for medical and social service assistance, chronic disease self-management, health literacy education, medication management, and other psychosocial support as outlined in the relationship between the patient and their navigator. This may include accompanying a patient to medical appointments to provide the guidance necessary to understand complicated health conditions.
$100 – Support Group
A donation of $100 will provide a 2-hour support group held in Spanish for Latino patients and their family members who are diagnosed with cancer and also chronic diseases. This support group is led by our navigation team in Spanish and provides critical networking for those who need extra support throughout their cancer journey. In addition, the support group provides educational components such as hands-on nutrition classes.
$250 – Empodérate Course
A donation of $250 provides a 2-hour Empodérate course for community members that can be held in churches, schools, homes and other community settings. The sessions are warm, non-judgmental and interactive with culturally specific information provided in Spanish. Participants are introduced to concepts around patient centered care, are encouraged to take an active role in managing their chronic illness, and gain a beginning understanding of palliative care.
By the time Elizabeth was referred to Familias, she had been treated for 5 strokes and numerous visits to the Emergency Room. Due to her health complications, Elizabeth was unable to keep her job and therefore, lost her health insurance benefits. She tried to enroll for medical coverage, but was informed that she was only eligible for the Citizen Alien Waived Emergent Medical (CAWEM) coverage, which only covers emergency room visits. Elizabeth was very confused when she was connected with Familias en Acción.
The first goal was to get Elizabeth the necessary coverage for her medical services since the medical bills were quickly piling up. Her Patient Navigator walked Elizabeth through her options and it turned out that Elizabeth was eligible for a tax credit and was able to get dental and medical insurance. The second goal was to get Elizabeth enrolled in the Familias en Acción health classes and additional activities outside of her home. She now attends Tai Chi and Acupuncture. Elizabeth has completed our Empodérate class and attends our Support Group regularly.
Elizabeth has gone from struggling to get medications and relying on charity care, to choosing her own insurance and taking control of her health by attending health related classes. Elizabeth’s health condition has improved very well and she is now able to work part time.