The Mexican government gave $40,000 to launch the program Ventanilla de Salud (VDS, for its acronym in Spanish), the ceremony was held on February 26 at the Mexican Consulate. Mexican Consul David Preciado Juarez, and Director of AHDC Clevon Young signed the agreement.
In collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, the AHDC will coordinate the activities that carried out on the VDS to benefit the Hispanic community. The services will be available from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
At the signing ceremony the consul David Preciado Juarez, Community Affairs consul Sarah Medrano, Protección consul Víctor Valtierra, Executive Director AHDC Clevon Young, Health Outreach Coordinator Sue Espinoza promoters and various members of the community of Little Rock health were present.
"The goal and mission of the window of health is to improve access to primary and preventive health services, increase public insurance coverage, and promote a culture of prevention in health of Mexicans and Hispanics, and their families living in the United States", said David Preciado Juarez, consul of Mexico.
The window of health, does this through information, education, advice and references in a friendly and safe environment through the creation of local and binational collaborations between the United States and Mexico.
Sue Espinoza, coordinator of the program added, "Little Rock’s window is responsible for referring to free clinics and low cost to people who require it, and to work in collaboration with various agencies and non-profit organizations that provide examinations and tests free of glucose, high blood pressure, HIV, among others, as well as the flu vaccines". The Ventanillas de Salud are located in all the consulates of Mexico that are daily visited by thousands of people, that treat incidents and priority issues in the community such as: substance abuse (drug addiction/alcoholism), arthritis/rheumatism, asthma/allergies, cancer, prenatal care, diabetes, heart disease, STDs such as HIV/AIDS and others, arterial hypertension, influenza, nutrition and physical activity obesity, metabolic syndrome, cholesterol and family planning.