Immigrant Health Outreach Project
In collaboration with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), FAHSI is conducting a Filipino Immigrant Health Outreach Project to provide health education workshops to inform the community about available health resources. The outreach and education effort will target uninsured and undocumented Filipino immigrants, as well as members of mixed-status households, and will focus on how to access preventive and primary care, as well as emergency care.
Primary Purpose and Need
The primary purpose of the Filipino Immigrant Health Outreach Project is to provide direct outreach and education regarding access to and understanding of health care services to Filipino immigrants in New York City, through a
series of community workshops facilitated by a bi-lingual Health Educator.
FAHSI anticipates that the Filipino Immigrant Health Outreach Project will
have the following impact on the community served:
In November 2004, FAHSI held its first Community Health Fair at the Philippine American Center as one of the initial outreach events for the project. FAHSI will continue providing referrals as well as direct case management assistance to those with more immediate health needs.