Migrant Outreach Program-KCHIP Program to host the Migrant Network Coalition
The Migrant Outreach for the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) is hosting the Migrant Network Coalition (MNC) virtual monthly meeting. Each meeting features an informational speaker, discussion of current trends affecting immigrant and refugee communities in the Bluegrass, organizational updates, and networking opportunities with other community leaders and organizations. The next is scheduled for Monday, February 7th, 2022 at noon, which will be the fourth meeting.
Since 1994, the MNC has been a broad-based coalition of public and private organizations and individuals networking to meet the wide range of needs of our diverse migrant and immigrant communities in the state of Kentucky. They seek to improve services for immigrants and refugees by providing community education, raising awareness about barriers to equal community participation, and sharing information along with service providers and with the community-at-large through a network of nonprofit organizations.
This month, Lynn Edwards, Community Engagement Representative, from Humana Healthy Horizons benefit plan, will be the special guest speaker. The speaker will talk about Humana Healthy Horizons benefits plan and rewards program and what the company is keeping its members safe during the Pandemic to support families and their members. Speaker was invited by Victoria G. Davis, who is on the MNC board of directors.
Victoria Garcia-Davis, representing the Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health department at the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health, is the Migrant Outreach Program Director and the principal investigator (PI) for the Migrant Outreach for The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) grant. As an MNC board member since 2001, Victoria is passionate about contributing to an inclusive community for outreach and network opportunities in helping overcome barriers and health disparities that impact migrant and Hispanic Latino immigrants and populations.