Demographics & Health Among the Mexican Indigenous Community of SLO County

Demographics & Health Among the Mexican Indigenous Community of SLO County

Hosted by Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition

Date: May 13, 2024 (RSVP by May 12, 2024)

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Location: Virtual

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RSVP to Leslie by 5/12 – Email or call 805-440-1271

Silvano Vazquez will be presenting findings from the Survey of Demographics and Health among the Mexican Indigenous Community in San Luis Obispo County.

Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) is a non-profit community organization. They have been supporting the indigenous community in Ventura for about 20 years. In 2020, they started working in Santa Maria and in 2023 opened an office in Paso Robles.

MICOP recently completed a study of all indigenous people living in San Luis Obispo County. The study covers languages, origin, demographics, income, households, health, health services, health insurance, healthcare barriers, health access and concerns, Covid-10, and water safety.

The Promotores is a community-based model of outreach members who work to eliminate barriers between public and private organizations and underserved minority populations. Their main target is the Latinx population, and information and resources is delivered in English, Spanish, and Mixteco.

Fernanda will present who the Promotores are, the most common barriers, how they approach them, and the different projects the Promotores are working on.

Fernanda Lucas serves as Director of the Promotores Collaborative of San Luis Obispo County. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Fernanda brings over a decade of personal engagement with the Latinx community.  Her skill set is diverse, including certification and training in community leadership, effective outreach, mental health first aid, and financial management.  Her greatest strength is in interpretation and navigating challenging dialogues, “interpretation delivers the intent and meaning while translation is just the words.”  Leading with her passion for making sure the Latinx community has the resources it needs to thrive, especially when support is offered in their language.

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