Research Report HealthConnect in Our Community: What Do Health Navigators, Community Health Workers, and Families Say About the Program?
Louise Palmer, Ian Hill, Asya Magazinnik
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HealthConnect in Our Community is one component of a three-part initiative to address the health and related needs of children in Miami-Dade County. This report provides findings from five focus groups, two with community workers and three with parents. Both staff and parents are pleased with the program. They believe that the greatest strength of the program is its responsiveness to the cultural diversity represented in Miami-Dade County. The focus group participants also provided some areas for improvement, such as the need to raise the program's visibility in the community; improve targeting of services; and standardize data collection protocols.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Immigrant access to the safety net Children's health and development Economic well-being
Policy Centers Health Policy Center