The Ventanillas de Salud cooperative with Juntos, aims to provide Latinos all over the state of Kansas with friendly, comprehensive, bilingual health care access; traveling to more remote, Western Kansas towns with higher populations of Latinos. Liberal and Dodge City for example, have Latino populations of over 50%. Among these health services are blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, application of fluoride to children’s teeth, providing smoking cessation information, and conducting free school physicals.
Moving forward with the Ventanilla de Salud Móvil in Kansas, Juntos director Paula Cupertino and Juntos partners were invited to visit Tyson Foods, Inc. in Finney County, Kansas. Dr. Paula Cupertino and Cielo Fernandez from El Centro, Inc. met and had lunch with Tyson Foods’ officials to start planning health outreach activities. This initiative will bring health outreach programs to a workforce that is mostly comprised of Latino immigrants.
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