The goals of the Community Outreach Forum include:
- Exchange and coordinate County Government outreach efforts
- Help build relationships among County staff and partners in order to foster collaboration
- Inform ourselves about community issues and best practices
We also heard from Sonia Mora – Administrator for the HHS’ Latino Health Initiative (LHI) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Mora gave us a slide presentation explaining the successful outreach strategies being performed by LHI staff and 37 volunteer community members, in order to improve the quality of life of Latinos living in Montgomery County. This is done by the development and implementation of an integrated, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent health and wellness system that supports and respects Latino families and communities.
Finally, we heard from Rosalinda Delgado, Editor of a Spanish language bi-monthly magazine that she founded called Buena Gente (“Good People”) covering both Montgomery and Frederick Counties.
For more information:
Office of Community Partnerships
Public Information Office
Latino Health Initiative