Health equity initiative
The Health Equity Initiative (HEI) was developed in efforts to promote health and wellness to help the underserved communities in Fairfield County and beyond. More specifically, the HEI program’s goal is to extend the services to those who have barriers to access due to language, finances, limited access to health care, cultural barriers, education, and transportation.
As a first step in achieving this goal, Ann’s Place has established a collaboration with the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury and hired a bilingual (Spanish/ English) licensed social worker- Candy Dayana Dube, LMSW to provide cancer support services to a broader range of non-English speaking clients who would otherwise not be aware of the services. Our services of counseling, support groups, wellness programs, and advocacy help clients navigate their way from the time of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Through these services, we hope to provide an increased sense of community support, increased quality of life, and improved sense of emotional wellbeing.
Our vision is to increase the number of multicultural clients attending Ann’s Place programs, and create more awareness in the community. Services are available at Ann’s Place located at 80 Saw Mill Rd, Danbury, CT as well as at the Hispanic Center at 4 Harmony St in downtown Danbury. All of the services are free of charge, and are available to all. We are thankful to BI Cares Foundation and the City of Danbury for supporting Ann’s Place by funding this initiative.
UPCOMING HEALTH EQUITY INITIATIVE PROGRAMS