This strategic plan describes the goals and objectives of the Chapter in 2020-2030 which help increase the representation of the Latino, Latina and multicultural groups in leadership roles. The goals and metrics ensure the participation of individuals and organizations that foster culturally inclusive professional opportunities in the healthcare industry and promotes the education and acknowledgement of health care disparities within our community.
The primary mission of the Chapter is to connect, serve and support Latino, Latina and multicultural healthcare leaders across the Gulf Coast region. To educate, advocate and promote diversity, inclusion, and health equities to better serve the Gulf Coast region.
To be the acknowledged local and regional organization for Latino, Latina and multicultural healthcare leaders and professionals, early careerists, students, local industry experts, community stakeholders, partners, sponsors, and individuals with aligned interests, goals, and values.
According to the Houston State of Health Website (source: http://www.houstontx.gov/health/chs/documents/Health-Disparities-Data-Report-I-2019-Root-Causes.pdf), the Harris County Hispanic population faces more difficulty in finding the funds to see a doctor, compared to other groups. Among Hispanics adults, 30.4% reported that they had not been able to see a doctor when they needed to, due to cost. Additionally, the Hispanic population has the lowest percentage of persons (59.0%) who are insured. To that end, NALHE Texas Gulf Coast can help bring positive change to health equity within the Houston area by educating the community and policy makers about health inequities in our community, the cost of these inequities to our most vulnerable and to the community as a whole, and steps to take toward solutions
The NALHE Texas Gulf Coast Chapter’s purpose, goals, and metrics to measure for success are the following:
Goals & Metrics:
- Strengthen our Foundation: Goal to achieve long term success by raising the National minimum of $3,000 to $5,000 in our first year of operation.
- Leadership Incubator: Goal to reach out to MHA and similar program, and create a student membership level for the Gulf Coast region. Metric would be to host at least one case competition by end of first year.
- Strategic Partnerships: Goal to reach out and establish partnerships with community stakeholders to include universities (e.g., TSU, TWU, NAHN, NAHSE, etc.)
- Care Transformation: Goal to partner with local media or another community stakeholder to participate in at least one advocacy event regarding the disparity in health among the Latino population.
Steven Foster, FACHE, Founder & President, NALHE Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Debora Ponce, Co-Founder & Secretary, NALHE Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, mailto:email@example.com