Anita Ohmit, MPH from Indiana Minority Health Coalition at the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, 347 W. Berry St. Ste. 101 released the results of the survey publicly on April 25 during presentations to various community leaders, decision makers and stakeholders.
The findings identified language and ability to navigate the American health care system as two of the major challenges. The information is already helpful to the Foundation which is using this information to improve its Health Navigation & Medical Interpretation Program which uses technology (secure video conferencing, mobile phones and faxes) to help over 800 non-English speaking Burmese effectively communicate with their health care providers at Parkview, the Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health and numerous other health and wellness programs in the community.
For complete information on the survey results or how to utilize the Health Care Navigation Program, please contact the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation at 260-969-2004 or www.sjchf.org.