About Us

Somos Salud is an initiative of Alianza Americas that has come to fruition thanks to the work and effort of our member organizations and partners in our projects. Our member organizations are organizations led by migrants of Latin American origin that work with diverse populations across several states in the United States. Learn more about our members here.

Alianza Americas

Alianza Americas

 

Our mission is to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for migrant communities living in the United States and across the Americas. We are committed to empowering community leaders, government agencies, labor organizers and faith based communities, to work transnationally to provide a more dignified and just way of life for all people living in the Americas.

 

COPAL

COPAL seeks to unite Latinx people in Minnesota in an active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines. They work from Minneapolis, serving Latinx populations across the state of Minnesota. They have a database of over 30,000 Latinx community members and have been subcontracted by the Minnesota Department of Health as a COVID-19 Community Coordinator. Their bilingual hotline also connects Latinx persons with public and private resources.

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CARECEN DC

CARECEN DC

CARECEN DC’s mission is to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino community of the Washington Metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy. CARECEN DC serves 2,500 individuals, primarily adult Latinos from Central America and the Dominican Republic. Last year, CARECEN DC received funding from the DC city government to work on education and outreach to the Latino community on COVID-19, disseminating information and promoting understanding on medical trials, social distancing and connecting them to health care services.

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Hondurans Against AIDS

Hondurans Against AIDS’ mission is to prevent new HIV infections, provide HIV/AIDS education, care and advocacy in New York City, and in Central America, mainly in Honduras. Their work extended naturally to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are located in the Bronx and serve individuals in all five boroughs. The population served includes the Garifuna people from Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. They provide spaces for public discussions, mental health forums, and health promotion activities aimed at improving health and quality of life.

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Centro San Bonifacio Chicago

Centro San Bonifacio Chicago

Centro San Bonifacio’s mission is to promote self-empowerment and self- development in Chicago through health and wellbeing, education, solidarity and human rights. Centro San Bonifacio primarily serves the Northwest Side of the City, reaching approximately 6,000 families, including low-income immigrant families from Latin America of mixed immigration status, living in multigenerational households. In 2020, they began a COVID-19 education program training health promoters to reach Spanish speaking families through phone conversations and webinars.

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Alabama AIDS Coalition
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Alabama AIDS Coalition

Together with medical providers and community liaisons, Alabama Latino AIDS Coalition connects people with healthcare. ALAC works with Latinx living with HIV/AIDS in Alabama, their partners and their families. They provide support to follow up with treatment as well as other supportive services. ALAC is located in the city of Birmingham, Alabama, where they carry out their work with the community.

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Latino Commission on AIDS

Latino Commission on AIDS

 

The Latino Commission on AIDS is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 in response to the unmet need for HIV/AIDS prevention and care for Latinx/Hispanics. Our public health mission is to address the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in the context of addressing health disparities, by spearheading health advocacy, promoting health education, developing and replicating evidence-based programs for PLWHA and high-risk communities, and by building capacity across the public health sector and strategic partners nationally.

We Count!

WeCount! is a membership organization of immigrant families of Latin American and native Mayan indigenous descent. Their members are low-wage agricultural workers, day laborers, and domestic workers residing across South Dade, Florida, including in Homestead, Florida City, and Cutler Bay. Every year, WeCount!’s programs, educational workshops, social and legal services, and advocacy serve more than 5,000 residents. Additionally, their community radio station, Radio Poder 97.7 FM, is a trusted resource for multilingual music, information, and popular education for migrants throughout South Dade.

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Center for Immigrant Progress

Center for Immigrant Progress

Center for Immigrant Progress’ mission is to build communities that provide protection, education, and social and economic opportunity for immigrant children and families. Based in Waukegan, Illinois, their work reaches over 2,000 people in Lake and McHenry counties. During this pandemic, the Center for Immigrant Progress has focused on connecting communities to the resources and information they need, as well as participating in local coalitions to ensure barriers and challenges immigrant communities are facing are considered and addressed in local COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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Telpochcalli Education Project, TCEP

TCEP’s mission is to mobilize youth and adults for social justice by building individual capacity, collective power, and mutual responsibility through culturally relevant and community-directed education, leadership development, and organizing. TCEP is presently connected to more than 1,000 families, one third of whom have been in the United States fewer than 8 years, mostly from Mexico, but also from Colombia, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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Asociación Guatemaltecos sin Fronteras
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Asociación Guatemaltecos sin Fronteras

The mission of Asociación Guatemaltecos sin Fronteras is to develop and respond to socioeconomic projects directed towards the Guatemalan and Latino communities within the United States and Guatemala. Asociación Guatemaltecos sin Fronteras is located in Lanham, Maryland and works to increase awareness, promote activities, and carry out actions in the city and its surroundings.

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U.S. - Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) Unidad Móviles Ventanillas de Salud

 Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico Binational Health Commission Mobile Units

 

The U.S.- Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) is a binational body, created in July 2000 through an Agreement between the governments of Mexico and the United States, in order to identify and evaluate the health problems that affect the border population, as well as facilitating actions for their care. The Federal Governments of Mexico and the United States, through the Ministry of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, are part of the organizational structure of the USMBHC and actively participate in various initiatives.

Casa Yurumein

Casa Yurumein

Casa Yurumein’s mission is to provide the Garifuna people living in the U.S., with a comprehensive Garifuna cultural educational program. The Garifuna people continue to preserve their own language, traditions, and customs. Casa Yurumein offers talks on disease prevention, reproductive health, and adolescent pregnancy prevention. In the context of the pandemic and from a language justice framework, they have been disseminating information and resources on COVID-19 prevention, testing and vaccination, including in the Garifuna language.

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Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo, CIELO

Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo, CIELO

CIELO’s mission is to fight for social justice through a cultural lens, including ending gender-based violence, providing language access rights, and working for cultural preservation and reproductive justice. They are based in Los Angeles, CA and serve primarily indigenous migrant communities from Guatemala and Mexico. They reach about 3,000 people per year and provide services in the different indigenous languages spoken by indigenous peoples.

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LILA LGBTQI Latinx Initiative

LILA LGBTQI Latinx Initiative is engaged in continuous outreach, education, advocacy, and empowerment of Latinx LGBTQI+ folks, family, friends, and communities. They are located in Durham, NC, serving Durham, Wake, and Orange counties. They reach Latin American communities, mainly from Northern Central America, including heterosexual women and men, transgender, gay and bisexual individuals. They are focused on building a community network through organizing and participating in educational forums, community events, and workshops. Currently the focus of their work is on HIV and COVID-19 prevention and education.

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Red de Pueblos Trasnacionales
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Red de Pueblos Trasnacionales

Red de Pueblos Trasnacionales is a New York City-based network of community groups formed and led by immigrants from Mexican rural and indigenous communities, with the mission of advancing social, economic and cultural inclusion, as well as full access to rights through transnational education, organizing, advocacy, and activism.

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Rural Women’s Health Project

Rural Women’s Health Project uses evidence-based strategies to build sustainable and replicable community programs and policies to strengthen the capacity of Latino immigrant communities to overcome health and social justice barriers. Located in North Central Florida, they serve several thousand Latino immigrant families in 10 rural counties through partnerships and collaborations.

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Welcome Immigrant Network

The Welcome Immigrant Network’s mission is to create social change and empower the immigrant community by providing orientation, advocacy and support. The organization is located in Salem, MA, serving the North Shore and reaching about 800 individuals per year. The diverse population they reach includes undocumented and mixed status families, the majority from South America and the Caribbean in low skilled occupations.

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CRECEN

The aim of CRECEN ‘s work is to create a better society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income and immigrant communities. They are located in Houston, Texas and work throughout Harris County, reaching 20,000 persons annually. They have been addressing the needs and supporting communities facing health disparities and lack of medical resources. The populations they reach include Latinos and Afro-descendent populations from Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico (80%) and other countries in Latin American (20%).

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Arkansas United

Arkansas United

Arkansas United’s mission is to empower immigrants and their communities through community organizing, leadership development, advocacy, the promotion of civic participation and immigrant integration. Their office is in Springdale and they also serve Little Rock along with the Northwest, River Side, Central and Southern sides of the state, including the Delta. Their work reaches thousands of people across the state in Latinx, Vietnamese and Marshallese communities, many working in the agricultural sector and meat processors industries.

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Wind of the Spirit

Wind of the Spirit’s mission is to educate, organize and mobilize the immigrant community and allies for humane immigration policies under a human rights framework. Their programs include ESL and citizenship classes, Labor Rights, YouthLeD, Environmental Justice, Racial Justice, Health and Safety and Immigration Legal Services. They are located in NJ and mainly work with Latinos including indigenous people from Guatemala and Honduras, reaching up to 4,000 immigrant workers each year.

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Familias Unidas en Acción

Familias Unidas en Accion’s mission is to build equal opportunities for indigenous and undocumented immigrant communities in the face of social inequalities, racism, and poverty through the construction of economic alternatives. Located in New Orleans, their work affects the lives of some 5,000 people mainly from Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

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Women Working Together USA

Women Working Together USA’s mission is to build the capacity of migrant women to promote organizational and social structures which improve their quality of life and promote gender equity. They promote and encourage women to know their rights as workers, design and deliver educational content for working women and train community leaders. With the understanding of the role of place of residence and race in health inequities, their commitment is to build healthy communities with access to equipped hospitals and to improve the economic situations of migrant communities that in ways that impact their health.

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