The ESPERANZA Project
Nuestra Cultura de Salud
An innovative community-based partnership model of strengthening mental health service delivery for Latinx in Dane County.
Esperanza is a Centro Hispano of Dane County and UW-Madison School of Education partnership funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. Esperanza mobilizes hope by nurturing and growing the potential of our Latinx community through: (1) Increasing access to culturally appropriate mental health services with training and intervention; and (2) Strengthening family-centered community programming that addresses the social determinants of health. Nuestra cultura de salud views health through a holistic framework that seeks to address the physical, psychological, social, environmental, political and cultural factors that influence wellness.
Through Esperanza we declare there is a need for alignment of what is essential for a thriving and vibrant Latinx community. Nuestra Cultura de Salud positions our work at the center, and asserts the importance of Esperanza in the long-term health of our Latinx community in Dane County.
Mission: Esperanza supports community wellbeing through community mental wellness programming and structural change
Vision: A Dane County Latinx community that is strengthened by systems that support Esperanza as necessary for good health.
As part of this training program, students can expect to…
Long-term Partnership Goals:
Stimulating Esperanza (hope) to…