Focus Areas

  • Poverty Mitigation and Affordable Housing – To meet basic needs such as food and shelter, or to give the disadvantaged an opportunity to generate wealth.
    • Housing development and community improvement. 
    • Home adaptations for the elderly and disabled
  • Public Health –  To prevent diseases and create healthy environments and conditions to prolong life and promote positive health outcomes.
    • Healthy and active lifestyles (breastfeeding, exercise, alcohol mitigation, and substance abuse prevention)
    • Infectious diseases (Hepatitis, TB and HIV/AIDS). 
    • Chronic conditions (substance use disorder, diabetes, and mental health).
    • Access to information and services for the disenfranchised to effectively address disparities.
  • Applied Research – To adapt or develop evidence-based programs, which incorporate proven evidence-based practices.
    • Solve specific social or health issues affecting individuals or groups.
    • Find practical solutions that may improve health.
    • Develop and test new strategies or technologies.
  • Social Justice – To mitigate stigma and promote a culture of inclusion
    • Advocacy by community coalitions that promote positive structural change and address the drivers of behavioral, social, or environmental issues that create health instability among racial/ethnic populations.
    • Skill acquisition using targeted methodologies to improve skills, such as mobilization skill in communities in crisis.
    • Advocacy by transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals dealing with issues, such as legal recognition of their identity, as well as medical, food, or housing insecurity.
    • Community Events, education, and training to fight stigma and foster a local culture if respect and dignity for marginalized folks in our area..