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Immigrant Health ACCESS Project

IHAP Team

About Us

Linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers often prevent immigrants and refugees from receiving adequate health care. The Immigrant Health Access Project (IHAP) utilizes the community health worker model to reduce these barriers and promote access to care for uninsured immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Greensboro.

Goals

IHAP aims to increase access to integrated health care—which includes primary, behavioral, and oral care—among uninsured immigrant and refugee adults. IHAP’s six community health workers and two program coordinators assist clients with gaining and maintaining access to integrated care by

  1. Engaging with clients through regular community outreach
  2. Assisting with ACA and Orange Card enrollment and renewal
  3. Supporting clients in navigating the healthcare system
  4. Reducing social barriers preventing healthcare access via information and referrals
  5. Helping to coordinate services among GCCN partners, specialty care, and clients
  6. Providing interpretation and sight translation for clients

Population/Area Served

IHAP reaches over 700 immigrant and refugee adults in Greater Greensboro each year, with a focus on communities from Latin America, Vietnam (including Montagnard populations), Bhutan, Burma, Central Africa (including Democratic Republic of Congo), Iraq, Sudan, and Syria.

Referral

To make a referral, please use this form and submit to the Refugee or Immigrant Project Coordinator via fax.

Contact

Refugee Project Coordinator:
H’Tuyet “Snow” Joyce
Phone: 336-707-4010
E-mail: htuyet.cnnc@uncg.edu

Immigrant Project Coordinator: 
Kelsey White
Phone: 336-334-9889
E-mail: kwhite@uncg.edu

Address: 915 W. Gate City Blvd., Suite A, Greensboro, NC, 27403
Fax: 336-334-5413

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Sponsoring Source

Cone Health Foundation

Research Fellows

Raleigh Bailey