Press Section

Press Section 2017

  • July 2017

South Carolina’s PASOs Named 2017 Health Equity Hero by DentaQuest

What began as a field placement project for Julie Smithwick’s master of social work program at UofSC

  • July 2017

Upstate Family Resource Center Awarded $91,000 Grant From Mary Black Foundation

Funds will be use to bring PASOs Maternal and Child Health Connections Program to Spartanburg.

  • July 2017

Julie Smithwick, Executive Director of PASOs spoke to the The Post and Courier

The article discusses how many in the Latino community in South Carolina may be missing out on needed health care services due to fear

  • June 2017

Community Voices was a great success!

On June 10th 2017 the inaugural Voces Comunitarias (Community Voices) event was a huge success!

  • May 2017

Conference of Voces Comunitarias

Saturday, June 10th from 9am-4pm, we will hold the first statewide encounter called “Community Voices” in Columbia, SC.

  • April 2017

Tempestad featuring Q&A with PASOs

PASOs will host a Q&A at the Nick after the Indie Grits official selection, Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo. The discussion will be led by Julie Smithwick, PASOs Executive Director.

  • April 2017

First Health Fair of the year in Midlands

The Latino community had the opportunity to receive health services as well as information about available health-related resources in the community.

  • March 2017

PASOs Community Health Worker Introductory Training

Last week PASOs held a hugely successful Promotor/CHW (Community Health Worker) Introductory Training here at the Midlands Location!

  • March 2017

The State newspaper interviewed Julie Smithwick, PASOs Executive Director

Immigration debate more about myths than facts

If officers are at your door, keep the door closed and ask if they are Immigration agents, or from ICE.

  • January 2017

We have seen a recent increase of reports of discrimination in the population we serve

As a result, we have compiled a list of resources to support you during a time that may be increasingly difficult for the Latino and immigrant populations you work with
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  • January 2017

    Mirian Rivera, PASOs Community Health Worker in the Tri County area

    Mirian Rivera, PASOs Community Health Worker in the Tri County area, was featured in the 2016 community Health Needs Assessment Report
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Press Section 2016

  • December 2016

    PASOs: step by step

    PASOs was featured in the Winter, 2017 edition of the Carolinian magazine, the quarterly publication for University of South Carolina alumni.
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  • December 2016

    PASOs is looking for a new Director of Capacity Building

    Position Description
    Internal Title: Director of Capacity Building
    Job Title: Program Coordinator II – Rate B
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  • November 2016

    The PASOs Charleston Tri County Team and Trident United Way celebrated the women of the Latino community through a Community Baby Shower

    The Baby Shower served as a health fair for expectant mothers to access health information and services in order to have a successful, healthy pregnancy.
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  • November 2016

    PASOs share information from SC Apple Seed about The future of the Immigration after the Presidential Election

    EL FUTURO DE LA INMIGRACIÓN DESPUÉS DE LA ELECCIÓN PRESIDENCIAL
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  • November 2016

    PASOs Community Health Worker of Midlands recognized for being a leader of Latino families

    This year PASOs had the honor to nominate Nelly Jolley for a Community Champions Award.
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  • November 2016

    Latino families enjoyed a magical night at EdVenture Museum

    On November 19th, 2016, Edventure held the event “StoryBook Ball.” Approximately 12 Latino families enjoyed a magical night
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  • November 2016

    WHHI Newscast Beaufort, interviewed Nancy Quezada and Yajaira Uzcategui, on November 21, 2016

    Watch an interview with PASOs’ Lowcountry Team
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  • November 2016

    Latinas Deserve Equal Wages

    In South Carolina, and across our nation, women work hard to provide for themselves and their families.
    read more »

  • October 2016

    PASOs Staff Retreat

    With great success, PASOs united its 25 team members this past week to explore various topics related to personal and professional development.
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  • October 2016

    Health fair will reach out to Greenville’s Hispanic community

    When it comes to getting health care, some people are simply out of luck.Maybe they have no insurance.
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  • October 2016

    PASOs Partnership Recognition

    This year during Hispanic Heritage Month, PASOs-Midlands recognized some of our local partners that go the extra mile to support Latino families.
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  • September 2016

    Nonprofits Bridge Recovery Gap to S.C.’s Latino Community

    As the recovery from last October’s floods continues, long-term recovery groups have been struggling to reach one particular segment of the population: non-English speakers.
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  • September 2016

    PASOs: Step by step

    Julie Smithwick began laying the groundwork for PASOs as part of a field placement project for her master’s in social work in 2005.
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  • September 2016

    PASOs Selects Health Disparities to Address as Part of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina Call to Action

    Twenty-four non-hospital organizations signed on to the Alliance’s Call to Action for Health Equity in January.
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  • September 2016

    September is Suicide Awareness Month

    According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAM) and the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), in the US more than 41,000 people die by suicide each year.

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  • August 2016

    PASOs featured in Allianza for a Healthier SC News

    As a Pioneer, PASOs has been invited into the inner council of Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, as these organizations work to build a better vision for how children grow up in the United States.
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  • August 2016

    PASOs featured in MidlandsBiz online magazine

    The PASOs Early Childhood Initiative is one of about 120 entries invited to continue to the next stage, because PASOs hit on a compelling approach or demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of children’s wellbeing.
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  • August 2016

    Julie Smithwick was one of five panelists in “No Blame, No Shame: A Conversation About Race”

    The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission and the State Museum teamed up Sunday for “No Shame, No Blame: A Conversation About Race.”
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  • August 2016

    August is breastfeeding awareness month!

    Do you know breastfeeding encourages babies to develop healthier digestive system because mother’s milk contains lactose and…
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  • August 2016

    The Children’s Wellbeing challenge has selected “PASOs’ Early Childhood Initiative as a Pioneer

    PASOs selection came after a thorough screening process in which 284 entries were considered by peers, trusted reviewers, and Ashoka staff.
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  • August 2016

    PASOs program helps connect Latino families with resources

    The PASOs collaborative with Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center (CHOC) began with a grant award in 2014 …
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  • July 2016

    Migrant Health Fairs 2016

    In June 2016, PASOs collaborated with Fetter Health Care and MUSC to organize 3 migrant camp health fairs in Hollywood, Wadmalaw, and Johns Island.
    read more »

  • July 2016

    Second Health Fair in the Midlands

    The Latino community had the opportunity to receive health services as well as information about available health-related resources in the community.
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  • July 2016
    Steps Forward (Pasitos Adelante): Addressing Health Inequities in Latino Communities of South Carolina
    Childhood obesity is a nationwide epidemic with Latino children more frequently affected than any other group
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  • June 06 2016

    As the recovery from last October’s floods continues, long-term recovery groups have been struggling to reach one particular segment of the population: non-English speakers. In South Carolina, non-English speakers tend to be Latinos, who make up the largest growing demographic.

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  • June 06 2016

    Columbia, SC (WLTX) – Latinos are the fastest growing minority group in the Midlands, and a local group has figured out what works when it comes to reaching out to them. According to Nielsen, Latinos have $1.2 trillion in buying power. To get to them, Julie Smithwick with PASOs says you have to have a lot of respect for the culture. “What we found that works here in the Midlands is that person-to-person contact,” said Smithwick.

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  • March 4th 2016

    WHHI Newscast Beaufort, interviewed Maribel Luna and Yajaira Uzcategui, on March 4, 2016
    Yajaira and Maribel share information about the radio show PASO a PASO and the Radio drama “Las Reinas no somos tontas”.

    Watch the interview:

  • February 25th 2016

    Collaboration can be intimidating. Things can get messy, or seem more challenging when additional people are involved. However, when collaboration is embraced, organizations are better equipped to reach more people, be more effective and change more lives. Home Works of America and PASOs embraced collaboration, and the outcome was vast.

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  • February 15th 2016

    Sonia Gutierrez from WLTX interviewed Dr. Myriam Torres, Director of the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies and PASOs Board of Advisors member; she enquired about data on Latinos in South Carolina who are eligible to vote and the main topics Latinos are interested on for this election.

    Watch Video

  • February 4, 2016

    One program making the link between Strengthening Families and Triple P is PASOs, a community-based organization helping the Latino communities and service providers work together for strong and healthy families in South Carolina.

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  • January 4th 2016

    She was asked “What’s your New Year’s resolution for Greenville?”

    As a promoter of social justice and public health, I believe that when we unify neighbors and partnerships essential information is shared.

    Read her answer.

  • November 23rd 2015

    PASOs community health worker Norma Garcia once wrote a poem about walking in the shoes of the immigrant.
    “When you walk in their shoes, you understand their problems,” she said.

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  • November 20th 2015

    It isn’t easy growing up in a foreign country, especially one with an entirely new set of customs, ideologies and a language barrier. However, for some, what seems to be an impossible feat becomes a catalyst for their success.

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  • November 2015

    Health care out of reach for many of Greenville’s Latinos

    http://www.greenvilleonline.com/

    This story is part of ongoing coverage by The Greenville News focusing on neighborhoods in the shadows of our community and the people who live there. Largely bypassed by economic progress that is transforming Greenville and facing challenges of transportation, economic opportunity, education, health care and gentrification, they are the Unseen Greenville.Learn more at UnseenGreenville.com.
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  • November 2015PASOs brings supplies and raises funds to help Latino families impacted by the flood
    For flood victims, help has come from many different directions, but…
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  • November 2015
    Ondina Miranda is the 5th guest post in the blog series made by HealthConnect One.
HealthyConnect One interviews Latinas who are breastfeeding leaders, advocates of breastfeeding support, and members of breastfeeding families.
    Read the Interview
    • Novenber 2015

 

Congratulations!

EC Promotora: Josefina Amparo Corona
ECI Coordinator: Maria A. Martin

To be a EC Promotora contact: Mercedes Van Leer for Midlands at Mercedes@scpasos.org or Yajaira Benet Uzcategui for Beaufort/Jasper at Yajaira@scpasos.org
For information regarding the initiative contact: Maria Martin at maria@scpasos.org
http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/07/29/new-childhood-toolkit-for-latino-families/30858541/

    • Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 

Discussion of the Economic Impact of the Latino Community in South Carolina

Lissen the interview

 

    • October 2015

      We’re so proud of you Yajaira!

      Yajaira Benet-Smith, the Program Coordinator for Beaufort and Jasper counties was featured in a special edition of the Beaufort Gazette and Island Packet newspapers on remarkable women. Read about Yajaira

 

 

    • September 2015

      PASOs Early Childhood Initiative

      Yajaira Benet, PASOs Coordinator, and Eneyda Diaz, PASOs Promotora in the Low Country, were interviewed about PASOs, PASOs Early Childhood Initiative.
      See interview

 

 

    • August 2015Julie was recently in D.C. talking about PASOs best practices related to children with deported or detained parents.
      Congratulations Julie!
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    • July 2015

 

PASOs Team of the Low Country

WHHI Newscast Beaufort

, interviewed Maribel Luna and Yajaira Uzcategui, on July 6, 2015.
Yajaira and Maribel share their thoughts on PASOs 10th Anniversary, the Early Childhood Initiative and PASOs’ plans for the future.
Congratulation Maribel and Yajaira!
To watch the interview visit: https://youtu.be/rL8XXQbDdv4

 

    • Organización comunitaria celebra 10 años de conectar a la creciente población Latina con recursos

      Columbia SC 05/2015. El 6 de junio, PASOs, una organización de base comunitaria en la Escuela de Salud Publica Arnold de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur, celebra diez años sirviendo a las familias latinas en colaboración con los proveedores de salud y de servicios sociales a trabajar juntos para tener familias más saludables y fuertes.

      Read SCOTUS Press Release

    • July 1st, 2015

      Palmetto Project

      ACA is working for South Carolina

      The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the right of consumers in states using the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace like South Carolina to receive Advanced Premium Tax Credits to purchase affordable, comprehensive health insurance was the right thing for more than 150,000 of our friends and neighbors who currently have Marketplace health plans.

      Read SCOTUS Press Release

 

    • June 2015

 

Paola Gutiérrez to Speak in a moderated panel

The Greenville News has chosen Paola Gutiérrez to be one of just seven speakers in Greenville who will address the Greenville-area public in a moderated panel about the issues facing communities in the area, including specific challenges and ways they can be addressed so Greenville can become more a united community. As part of the program, Paola will be filmed and her story shown to the audience who will then be asked to reflect on solutions for the Greenville communities.
Read More.

 

    • Paso a Paso

      Helping Latino families succeed in SC

      PASOs helps families with general health education and parenting classes

      Read the Article

    • WIS Investigates

      Discussing the 287g program in Lexington County

      Expert discusses impact of immigration program in Lexington county (feat. Julie Smithwick)

      See video –WIS-TV

    • Diversity Resources and Programs

      PASOs Partnership Spotlight

      PASOs is the featured partner of USC’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Visit their page to see the great work being done at the university!

      See the Article

    • SC DHHS Medicaid Bulletin

      PASOs was featured in a recent SC DHHS Medicaid bulletin

      We’re proud to partner with DHHS to ensure that Latinos across South Carolina have access to the health services they need most.

      SCDHHS Winter Member Newsletter 2015

 

Press Section 2014

  • July 30th, 2014

    Yajaira Benet-Smith from PASOs on WHHI-TV

    WHHITV

    See the video

  • July 24th, 2014

    Creating a life in America

    Stephanie Helling

    See the video

  • June 11th, 2014

    Los Padres son importantes

    Margarita Gutierrez

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  • May 13th, 2014

    Making a Difference for Latino Families – Margarita Franco

    Read More

  • April, 2014

    Julie Smithwick Executive Director of PASOs, on Ted

    See the video

  • April 14th, 2014

    PASOs Promotores receive Lewis W Blackman Patient Safety Award for Advocacy.

    Watch Video

  • April 14th, 2014

    PASOs Recognized for Patient Safety Program

    Midlandsbiz

    midlandsbiz.com

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