Health Care is a Human Right
GHC-SCW believes as an organization that health care is a human right. Addressing the health of many makes us Better Together. As a part of this, we have recentered our work and focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) so we can continue to show up and demonstrate our commitment to equity with humility and openness.
Community Health Services
The mission of the Community Health Department is to strengthen access to quality health care, connect patients to services, support and information, build community-based partnerships and develop community health programs.
Community Health Services Includes:
- Refuge Assistance Program
- Bridges to Access Program
- Adopt-A-School Program
- Community Giving and Relations
- Social Work Services
The mission of GHC-SCW’s language services is to provide interpreter services in Spanish, Hmong and Laotian at in-person appointments, video and telephone visits. Most of the Spanish, Hmong and Laotian translation requests are also completed by Language Services staff.
As member liaisons they serve our members as advocate bridges to connect the Hispanic and Hmong communities with patient services within GHC-SCW, external resources and outreach programs.
Community Outreach and Social Determinants of Health
At GHC-SCW we are committed to focusing our work around the five social determinants of health. They are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. They are conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life.
The five social determinants of health are:
- Economic Stability
- Health Care and Quality
- Social and Community Context
- Neighborhood and Built Environment
- Education Access and Quality
By understanding these, and their impact on our members health, we have focused our community outreach on these five factors to ensure that we are helping the community improve their health outcomes.