SHAC Outreach works with local groups in order to assess ways for community members to get involved in maintaining and improving their health. This effort includes identifying unmet needs, partnering with groups to create sustainable programs that can help to inform the community of these problems, and providing support through materials, expertise, and volunteers.
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The Outreach program has enjoyed great success in its partnerships with the local community. Current programs include:
- Beyond Clinic Walls
Beyond Clinic Walls (formerly known as Mobile SHAC) serves community members who have limited access to community clinics and other local services.
- Health Fairs
SHAC Outreach collaborates with community organizations by participating in local health fairs. Volunteers conduct BMI, glucose, and blood pressure screenings, discuss health care concerns and provide health education. SHAC Outreach is especially involved with health fairs aimed at the Latino Community, such as Fiesta del Pueblo in Raleigh, Fiesta de la Familia in Carrboro, and St. Thomas More Health Fair in Chapel Hill.
- Health for Habitat
Each year for the past eight years, Health for Habitat has paired with another community group (for example, a church or business group) to raise money, coordinate, and recruit workers for the construction of a Habitat house.
- Latina Wellness Initiative/Iniciativa Latina de Bienestar
- Refugee Health Initiative