COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGIES

FREE YMCA HEALTH FAIR

SATURDAY | AUGUST 31, 2024 | 8 AM - 2 PM

L.A. LEE YMCA / MIZELL COMMUNITY CENTER

ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGIES

PASSIONATE & TRUSTED MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY

The YMCA Community Health Strategies team follows the Community Health Worker (CHW) Model. YMCA Community Health Workers serve as a trusted community advocate and frontline grassroots public health liaison who empower individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through outreach, community education, informal counseling, and social support with a culturally competent lens.

The Y hires, trains, and empowers lay leaders who are trusted members of and/or have a close understanding of the community served and identifies with the social, economic and health challenges of the community served. This relationship is key to ensuring equity for all aspects of the Community Health Strategies scope of work.

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Services provided in BROWARD and MIAMI DADE COUNTIES in English, Spanish, and Kreyol 

PARICIPANT TESTIMONIALS


“Thank you for the food. I wasn’t expecting it. It was a blessing. God is so good. I want to say, thank you so, so much.”


“I like the YMCA coming to us, please don’t stop.”

“These programs are very informative. They keep me abreast of things I can do to improve my health and do on my own, like how to use a cane and how to make my home safe.”

"I would like to thank the YMCA of South Florida for their contribution towards rental assistance relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a tremendous help for me and my family.

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the YMCA Financial Assistance Program for paying my entire FPL bill."
“I have found myself again because of the Y and all of the programs, the exercise, the food distributions, and the CHW who keeps me accountable for all of my goals to help me lose weight and improve my diabetes management. I just can’t thank you all enough!”

“You guys change lives, I’ve been lucky! I was so happy when I went for my second physical, and my numbers were so much better! I know I am in good hands.”

“I participate in these programs often it gets me out of my apartment. I get to see my friends, chat and relax, workout, and a I learn something new each time”.

“I participate in these programs often it gets me out of my apartment. I get to see my friends, chat and relax, workout, and a I learn something new each time”.

“I am so happy with the knee braces my CHW gave me; it fits well and allows me to do my workouts! I can do 15 minutes at a time now, when I couldn’t do any before.”
“I didn’t realize that it could be this bad if I took all my medications at the same time. It could be why I was not feeling well. Jennifer, thank you for showing me how to organize them in the pillbox so I can take them on time and correctly.”
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HEALTH NAVIGATION

A COMPASS TO A BETTER YOU

The Health Navigation program (YHN) addresses health disparities and inequities in Broward and Miami-Dade County. Our team is comprised of Community Health Workers  who assist residents in accessing clinical and community resources tailored to their needs. Participants are placed in one of three tiers based on their health needs and utilization of clinical services. Through connections to healthcare providers, mental health services, and community resources such as food distribution and housing assistance, the program aims to empower participants to better manage their overall health and well-being, all at no cost thanks to support from foundations, donors, and volunteers. For more details, please contact us:

Email: [email protected]
YMCA Hotline: 754.312.4250
Español: 954.826.2444
Kreyol: 954.826.8122  

COMMUNITY HEALTH

HEALTH EMPOWERMENT

Ready to gain the knowledge and tools to improve your health? Join us for any of our Health Empowerment workshops which include chronic disease and diabetes self-management, fall prevention, and healthy living strategies related to dealing with difficult emotions, healthy eating, safe exercise, pain management and more!

With sessions meeting once or twice a week for up to 6-8 weeks, you’ll gain valuable knowledge and tools for healthier living. Themes and schedules of workshops vary, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Participants often receive a certificate for completing each workshop. 

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EMPLOYMENT NAVIGATION

NAVIGATE TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

The Employment Navigation Program will help you obtain meaningful training and career enhancement experiences for greater employment opportunities. You will work one-on-one with an Employment Navigation team member to acquire the resources and tools needed for your individual needs. For more details, please email [email protected] or call 754.312.4250.

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS EVENTS

Ready to become a more active, involved individual in your community? Discover a fulfilling way to enhance your social, mental, and overall well-being, with our Active Older Adult special events designed to promote camaraderie, physical activity, and learning. Enjoy staying active, connecting with friends, and exploring new interests—all while strengthening your sense of self and community. 

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POUNDS OF FOOD SERVED

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RESIDENTS SERVED

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FOOD PANTRY

FOOD SECURITY FOR ALL

LaBodega is a beacon of hope nestled within the vibrant tapestry of Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood. With the unwavering support of partners like Bank of America, the Florida Department of Health, and The American Healthy Weight Alliance, LaBodega is our food pantry that provides essential nourishment and support to those facing food insecurity. 

Step inside, where shelves brim with fresh produce and hearts overflow with compassion, as together, we build a stronger, healthier future for all. Located at the Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center – 2370 NW 17th Ave, Miami, FL 33142. 

CONTACT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGIES TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

Community Health Strategies Directors oversee and manage Community Health Workers, Program Planning and Community Engagements. Community Health Workers deliver services to the communities we serve directly on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting.

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Emilia Solano District Executive Director
Kaydean Brown Associate Executive Director
Shamile Louis Director of Health Navigation
Whitney Wolfgang Director of Community Health
Marketa Knight Healthy Living Director
Rick Ward Director of Community Health and Hospital Partnerships
Allyssa Gonzalez Membership and Community Outreach Director
Sandra Delgado Communications and Reporting Manager
Sharon Hughes Family Services Program Director
Jonai Perry Community Outreach Program Director

● Aysha Abdullah, Community Health Worker
● Angela Bartholomew, Community Health Worker
● Emerode Barthelemy, Community Health Worker
● Victoria Bennett, Community Health Worker
● Mary Brown-Russell, Community Health Worker
● Evelyn Chacin, Community Health Worker
● Orlando De La Mota, Community Health Worker
● Dominique Duval, Community Health Worker
● Deanne Edman, Community Health Worker
● Maria Grady, Community Health Worker
● Evelyn Grooms, Community Health Worker
● Aimee Guzman, Community Health Worker
● Mattie Hanna, Community Health Worker
● Michelle Johnson, Community Health Worker
● Marlene Lewis, Community Health Worker
● Dorothy Mote-Thomas, Community Health Worker
● Ana Lucia Ortega, Community Health Worker
● Aaron Pierre, Community Health Worker
● Salmon Raja, Community Health Worker
● Paola Sarda, Community Health Worker
● Anthony Young, Community Health Worker 

COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGIES SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Broward College

Broward Sheriff’s Office: Law Enforcement Trust Funds

Cigna Foundation

Health Foundation of South Florida

Humana

Infinite Scholars

Peacock Foundation

Price Waterhouse Cooper

Simply HealthCare

Truist

Verizon

WellCare

Community Supporting Organizations

211 Broward

Aunt Bertha

Broward County Parks and Recreation

Dania Beach PATCH

Light of the World Clinic

Mama Lucy’s Pizzeria

Poverello

Sarpino’s Pizzeria

COMMUNITY HEALTH STRATEGIES LOCATIONS

FIND YOUR Y!

L.A. Lee YMCA / Mizell Community Center Family Center

L.A. LEE YMCA/MIZELL COMMUNITY CENTER

1409 Sistrunk Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311
(954) 467-2444

Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center - Location

VILLAGE OF ALLAPATTAH YMCA FAMILY CENTER

2370 NW 17 Ave
Miami AND, FL 33142
(305) 635-9622

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