NACCHO Awards $3.4 Million to Improve Access to Health and Social Services for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants - Grants Will Help Strengthen Partnerships Between Local Health Departments and Community-Based Organizations

Sep 14, 2023 | NacchoVoice

Washington, DC, September 14, 2023The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, announced new funding awards to improve the health of refugee, immigrant and migrant (RIM) communities. These awards, totaling $3.4 million, aim to strengthen partnerships between local health departments and community-based organizations (CBOs), collaboratively engage RIM communities, and provide culturally and linguistically competent health communication and linkage to social services.

These awards are made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) and the University of Minnesota’s National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM).

NACCHO has awarded funding to 18 sites to sustain established COVID-19 education, testing, contact tracing, vaccination, and other prevention and mitigation strategies with RIM communities.

The 18 awardees are:

African Chamber of Commerce, Denver, Colorado ($140,000)

Asian Health Services, Oakland, California ($140,000)

Cameron County Public Health, San Benito, Texas ($140,000)

Canal Alliance, San Rafael, California ($140,000)

Cass County Health Department, Virginia, Illinois, Beardstown, Illinois ($140,000)

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland ($139,981)

Champaign Urbana Public Health District, Champaign, Illinois ($140,000)

Chicago Workers Collaborative, Chicago, Illinois ($140,000)

Douglas County Health Department, Omaha, Nebraska ($140,000)

Korean Community Center of the East Bay, San Leandro, California ($140,000)

Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco, California ($140,000)

Nuestra Comunidad, Santa Rosa, California ($140,000)

Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio ($140,000)

Refugee Women’s Network Inc, Decatur, Georgia ($140,000)

San Ysidro Health, San Diego, California ($140,000)

TriCommunity Mediation, Salisbury, Maryland ($140,000)

United Community Action Partnership, Willmar, Minnesota ($124,552)

United Way Fresno and Madera Counties, Fresno, California ($140,000)

In addition, NACCHO has funded six sites with the purpose of collaborating to strengthen public health services specifically targeting Afghan refugees, immigrants, and migrants.

The six awardees are:

Afghan Health Initiative, Kent, Washington ($140,000)

ICNA Relief USA, New Hyde Park, New York ($138,600)

International Rescue Committee (IRC), Tucson, Arizona ($140,000)

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, SeaTac, Washington ($140,000)

Open Path Resources, Minneapolis, Minnesota ($140,000)

Rappahannock Area Health District, Fredericksburg, Virginia ($200,000)

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About NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.


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