Background

Latino Health Initiative

The Latino Health Initiative (LHI) of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services was established in July 2000 with the support of the County Executive and County Council.

Our mission

The mission of the LHI is to improve the quality of life of Latinos living in Montgomery County by contributing to the development and implementation of an integrated, coordinated, culturally and linguistically competent health wellness system that supports, values, and respects Latino families and communities.

Overall functions

  • Enhance coordination between existing health programs and services targeting Latinos.
  • Provide technical assistance to programs serving the Latino community.
  • Develop and support models of programs and services to adequately reach Latinos.
  • Advocate for policies and practices needed to effectively reach and serve Latinos.

Who is involved with the LHI?

The LHI is comprised of staff members from the Department of Health and Human Services and a group of volunteer professionals and community leaders. These individuals work as a team to inform the Latino community about the LHI and to collect feedback from them regarding their health concerns. In addition, this group acts as the planning body for the LHI and advocates to improve the health of Latino communities.

Learn more about LHI

For more information about the Latino Health Initiative, please contact us