To build a healthy community that is self-sufficient and meets the everyday challenges of living in a diverse society.
Foster the health and well-being of immigrant and refugee communities through the education, arts, advocacy and access to care.
With a multifaceted approach targeting the social determinants of health through support, networking, and community engagement, CHAT is able to improve immigrant and refugee health and well-being by reducing isolation, facilitating acculturation, and connecting resources unlike any other existing organization in Houston.
- Develop long-term strategies to advance immigrant and refugees into healthy productive lifestyles in Houston
- Forge and leverage alliances and partnerships based on multidimensional approach targeting Social Determinants of Health in the immigrant and refugee population of Houston
- Enable immigrant/refugee to sustain their culture while adapting to new Houston community
- To connect the refugee and immigrant population to a wide range of necessary services that will comprehensively lead to a culture of health amongst this population
- Gather strong data to be able to build evidence on effectiveness, improve future programming, and provide key insights imperative to improve population’s health
- Understand the current status of the social determinants of health in the immigrant and refugee population of Houston by conducting interviews, baseline and post-program surveys, holding focus groups, and developing a community health needs assessment
- Learn perceptions and perspectives of health and hygiene of immigrant and refugee families in Houston
- Tailor and implement programs to meet current needs of immigrant and refugee population of Houston while systematically measuring effectiveness
- Organize quarterly social and educational community events to bring new immigrants and refugees together
- Organize monthly events to gather potential individual donors and introduce them to CHAT
- Secure grant-funding, corporate sponsorships, and foundation affiliations
- Continue strategic process to expand partnerships and network
- Increase number of skills-based volunteers from 5 to 15 in the next month and implement training sessions