Des Moines, IA
Refugee & Immigrant Voices in Action
Training Volunteers as Culturally-Specific Community Health Workers
$45K Finalists

By hosting community-led health services at targeted cultural centers, RIVA and partners will engage immigrant and refugee individuals in bridging the service gap between mainstream healthcare providers, and marginalized ethnic/cultural communities that experience access disparities to preventive and continuing healthcare services.

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Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines, IA
Waukee, IA

Let’s build community trust and improve people’s health and well-being.

The NIH Build UP Trust Challenge will award as many as ten Finalists up to $45,000 each and the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 prizes for promising strategies that increase research participation and the adoption of medical care by building trust and improving engagement with historically underserved communities.
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