FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2021
His Branches Community Health Center, Ibero-American Action League, and Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) are collaborating to address health and health care disparities among the Latino population in the City of Rochester; disparities that have been highlighted and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are approximately 3,000 families in the Upper Falls, South Market View Heights, and Beechwood Communities that need better access to primary and behavioral health services. His Branches will create access to these services by hiring bilingual providers, nurses, and case managers, and provide mental health services in the same location as primary care. Ibero will coordinate care with His Branches by conducting outreach to its clients and connecting individuals to these services atHis Branches.
“We’re excited to partner with organizations that have worked tirelessly to address historical barriers in access and a history of inspiring hope for the future” Mike Weston, the Executive Director of His Branchessaid. “The opportunity to learn from the staff at Ibero will make us a better team. Leveraging the trust they’ve built with their clients will create access for better health outcomes. This is a true partnership of organizations working together for the good of our neighbors.”
“Ibero recognizes that faith is central to Latino culture and is a critical cultural asset integral to how Latino communities heal and feel whole,” said Angelica Perez-Delgado, President and CEO of the Ibero-American Action League. “Ibero is proud to collaborate His Branches in addressing the health care disparities among the Latinos in the City of Rochester.”
To build their new care team, His Branches is currently accepting applications for bilingual providers, nurses,and case managers. For more information, to become a patient, or to apply for a position at His Branches please visit www.hisbranches.org.
“FLPPS is proud to partner with these two incredible organizations that have deep expertise in fostering trust in the community and addressing disparities. This innovative program will provide vital support to ensure patient-centered care and better outcomes for the Latino populations throughout the City of Rochester,” said Carol Tegas, Executive Director of FLPPS.