Latino Services & Outreach

Enlaces Por La Salud

Funded through a partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill, this program is a statewide effort to increase identifying monolingual all Latino men and transgendered women. Through a partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill, this unique program allows RAIN the ability to target one of the most vulnerable and burdened populations.

The Enlaces Personal Health Navigator (PHN):

  • provides HIV testing to the community through non-traditional testing hours
  • assists HIV+ Latino/a population with accessing medical treatment

Our PHN works to build trust and form relationships with the Latino/a community and often works with many community partners.

Once individuals have been identified the PHN works with them to ensure they are properly linked to medical care and continue to access culturally appropriate services without barriers. The PHN also functions as a case manager for the clients.

Better Health, Better Life / Salud Sin Barreras

Funded by the North Carolina Office of Minority Health, this program addresses health disparities among our minority populations with a focus on the healthcare system and HIV. Better Health, Better Life ensures people have established medical homes. This encompasses referrals and linkages to:

  • medical clinics
  • insurance such as:
    – Ryan White
    – Medicaid or Medicare
    – Marketplace insurances

Better Health, Better Life provides prevention education and outreach programs in the community in both English and Spanish. Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) is an evidence based program delivered to the community free of charge. Tomando (the Spanish version of CDSMP) and Positive Disease Self-Management (curriculum for people living specifically with HIV) are also offered to the community.

By forming partnerships with community-based organizations, Better Health, Better Life is able to create a web of various services that focuses on shrinking the gap between managing health conditions and accessing necessary care as well as enhancing education about chronic illnesses.

Focusing on reducing HIV/STI among underserved/vulnerable populations by providing culturally and linguistically competent community outreach and prevention education by increasing access to healthcare through education and referral assistance. Along with facilitating evidence based community education workshops.

Aleida Espinal Bilingual Medical Case Manager / Personal Health Navigator