Addressing the social determinants of health and improving access to health services and resources

NORTHAMPTON, MA /ACCESSWIRE/November 22, 2022/ Addressing the social determinants of health and improving access to health services and resources

Bridge to health

Founded by Q4HE, Bridge to Health is a community-based program that aims to make better health more accessible to underserved communities in New Mexico. The program helps empower people through partnerships, education and community engagement. In addition to improving access to wellness testing and health screenings, Bridge to Health serves as a link between community members and local resources, bringing together a wide range of organizations that each provide unique insight. and access to vital services. In 2021, Bridge to Health engaged over 100 community partners throughout New Mexico.

Bridge to Health strives to help fill important resource gaps through health and wellness events that serve as one-stop-shops for families. Here they can receive free routine diagnostic tests, health screenings, and additional resources and services provided by community partners. The program’s online community resource directory at connects individuals to organizations providing housing assistance, food and nutrition programs, transportation, and more. Bridge to Health’s first 2 events in Las Cruces and Albuquerque brought together a wide range of organizations providing access to vital services including dental and vision screenings, health insurance registration, COVID-19 vaccinations and Blueprint for Wellness health screenings.

“Too many communities across New Mexico lack access to essential resources like health care, affordable food, and safe housing. Making health services accessible to all New Mexicans is an essential first step to improving lives and investing in the future of our communities.”

– Donna Sauter Director of ICAN, New Mexico State University

“St. Paul’s is pleased to support this important community event as an extension of our ministry in Las Cruces. We hope the community will take advantage of this exceptional opportunity and the Bridge to Health program.”

– Greg Kennedy Pastor, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Las Cruces, NM

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