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Health Care Access Along the Gulf Coast

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Entries in Hijra House (4)

Wednesday
Jan162013

Mobile, AL Training Closes Out "Powerful Facilitation" Series for GRHOP Community Involvement Partners

Staff members from VIET, Hijra House, Boat People SOS, NFEDC and Alliance Institute at the Powerful Facilitation workshop.On January 10-11 in Mobile, AL, Alliance Institute and Global Learning Partners hosted the second of two facilitation workshops for eight leaders from the four participating community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program (GRHOP). GRHOP will help address the health needs of gulf coast residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

As part of this effort, the CBOs are expected to host monthly coalition meetings including local and state agencies and health center representatives, as well as monthly community meetings. Alliance Institute wants to support the CBOs to be successful at leading these coalition and community meetings since they will set the stage for a long, growing collaborative process. Global Learning Partners, Alliance Institute’s partner in the trainings, believes in the power of a dialogue approach to planning and facilitating these exchanges. 

Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training (Louisiana), Hijra House (Mississippi), Boat People SOS (Alabama), and North Florida Educational Development Corp. (Florida) participated in the training. The “Powerful Facilitation” series was a part of a larger Alliance Institute effort aimed at strengthening the resilience of the whole Gulf region through community involvement. 

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Thursday
Jan032013

Hijra House Brings Together Diverse Groups for Health Care Access Dialogue

Hijra House, Southern Mississippi School of Social Work, and Louisiana Public Health Institute host a key informant meeting in Mississippi.By Glenda Spears

In October 2012, Biloxi-based nonprofit Hijra House was selected as the community based organization to lead the coastal Mississippi efforts of the Gulf Regional Health Outreach Program (GRHOP) which grew out of last year’s BP settlement to expand health care access along the gulf coast. Hijra House has been tasked with providing community outreach and health literacy advocacy to the three Mississippi counties most affected by the BP drilling disaster: Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson.

Hijra House has brought together key representatives from various groups and organizations that are reflective of the diverse makeup of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Under the leadership of Executive Director Ya-Sin Shabazz, Hijra House has been responsible for impressive participation in area community meetings.

On December 18, 2012, Hijra House co-hosted a meeting with the University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work and Louisiana Public Health Institute. Over 60 people participated, discussing and prioritizing the most important health needs that plague their particular community. The meeting was a huge success because it allowed all present to get a greater understanding of the work that will be done by GRHOP and Hijra House in the upcoming months and years as well as what role their agency or organization can play in carrying out this great work.

Hirja House has been providing outreach and instruction between community and health associations since 2009.