PASOs Health Connections

Perinatal

PASOs Community Health Workers (CHWs) work closely with all members within Latino households (men, women, and children) in a variety of settings such as clinics and community-based locations to connect them with health and other needed services. CHWs also help individuals to address social or environmental factors which include connection to primary care, nutritional and social supports (Medicaid, SNAP, WIC etc). In addition to individual help, PASOs works to improve access to culturally appropriate resources by partnering with local agencies and coalitions. PASOs’ CHWs engage in outreach and leadership training to increase local capacity to address the community’s needs and build on their strengths.

Why is it important?

  • CHWs can improve the quality of care given to the Latino patients/clients of a health system, clinic or community organization.
  • Clinical care only constitutes 20-25% of health wellness the remainder is related to social and environmental factors. This program aims to alleviate these other pressures.

What have been the results?

Over a two year period:

  • Over 2500 women have received pregnancy navigation services.
  • Over 1700 women and 250 men successfully connected to a needed medical service or established a primary care facility, which can have a profound impact on the reduction of costly visits to the emergency room.
  • Over 2000 individuals have received help addressing a social determinant, such as housing, transportation, economic instability, legal issues, and more.

This program is offered in:
Midlands 
Geenville Area 
Low Country
Tri County Area
Sumter 
Saluda and Greenwood
Spartanburg 

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