El Sol seeks to increase access to health care services and health information
Our beneficiaries face systemic obstacles to access health care services; such as, language, cultural and emotional, transportation and income barriers. There is also a lack of awareness about prevention and best health practices that often lead to work-related injuries or preventable medical conditions. El Sol provides a unique and trusted venue for health outreach to reduce the aforementioned barriers the marginalized immigrant population of Jupiter experiences. Although, El Sol does not seek to provide direct medical services, we do provide health promotion and education, develop a network system of support and referrals, and expand internal capacity to train volunteers to serve as peer facilitators and wellness navigators.
A priority goal of this project is that workers will expand their capacity to be healthy and have active voices in their own lives and community. We envision participants in our program to be comfortable navigating through the medical system and accessing resources self-sufficiently. With stronger language skills, ability to generate income, increased knowledge of prevention, and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, this program will empower each individual to have the confidence and capacity to overcome the barriers they currently face.
El Sol has been able to improve the health of day laborers and their families, and the health of other underserved populations. El Sol could not have done this without the help of our amazing volunteers and supporters: Allegany Franciscan Ministries, CAP, Healthier Jupiter, Jupiter Medical Center, Florida Blue, Palm Beach Health Department, Palm Healthcare Foundation, The Quantum Foundation, The Town of Jupiter, MyClinic, NDLON, Rural Women’s Health Project, and VNA.
For more information, please contact Health Coordinator Betzy Rega at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561.745.9860 ext. 4202.