N O A H H
To promote health, wellness, and success of the Hispanic/Latino community
To be the eyes, ears, and voice for a healthier Hispanic/Latino community in which everyone will have equitable healthcare for life success.
Who is NOAHH?
Northeast Ohio Association for Hispanic Health (NOAHH) is a non-profit organization that serves Hispanic/Latino organizations and institutions that support Hispanic/Latino health services. Services provided follow a community empowerment model which stresses cultural competency, integrated and holistic services, and cross-sector and cross-racial/ethnic coalition-building as central to the mission and success of the organization.
NOAHH Foundation Pillars
NOAHH’s network with health focuses on stakeholders that will specifically address the need to decrease chronic illnesses and address the social determinants of health impacting the Hispanic / Latino Population in Northeast Ohio.
Health requires the collaborative efforts of a complex network of people and organizations in the public and private sectors, for an effective system that can assure equitable care and opportunity for improved health for the Hispanic / Latino community.
NOAHH aligns with the goals for Healthy People 2030. Health promotion and disease prevention through education initiatives are needed to increase the quality and years of healthy life among individuals of all ages and eliminate health disparities for the Hispanic/Latino community.
NOAHH will build strong networks of community partnerships to identify, support, and train the Hispanic/Latino healthcare workforce, the broader community and all partners on how to best address health equity in the Hispanic/Latino community.
NOAHH advocates for effective policies and resource commitments among stakeholders.
NOAHH aims to influence health issues, legislation, appropriations, and public policy by increasing awareness and engaging with policymakers, key constituencies, and other policy influencers.
Recruitment and Retention
Develops a recruitment plan to increase memberships
Facilitates networking to meet the mission of NOAHH
Connects organizations and resources with the community at large and plans all community events
Innovation and Development
Pursues funding opportunities to support the mission of NOAHH
Identifies innovative projects, partnerships and opportunities
Evaluation and Research
Works with local agencies and Research institutions to collect and report data on Hispanic Latino Health issues
History of NOAHH
NOAHH, formerly known as the Hispanic Health Committee, was founded in 2003 to prepare for Convención Hispana 2004.
La Convención Hispana gathers NE Ohio Latinos every three years in Cleveland to shape the agenda and strengthen relationships among residents, professionals, advocates, and policymakers. The Hispanic Health Committee later joined the Hispanic Round Table for La Convención Hispana as one of several area teams addressing the Hispanic community’s health and disparities. The Hispanic Health Committee members decided to continue to meet monthly to help manage ongoing community needs.