Multicultural Education & Resources

Overview

The Latino population is growing rapidly in Wake and Johnston Counties. In the face of this rapidly growing population, there is a lack of linguistically and culturally competent care in the community. These trends may limit access to primary care, threaten quality of care, lead to increased cost of care and may contribute to health disparities within our community.


Studies have found that patients who encounter language and cultural barriers in health care settings tend to utilize less primary care, receive less preventive care, experience higher rates of hospitalization, encounter more medication errors and complications, and may have more delayed diagnoses than patients who do not encounter such barriers.


Through our network activities, we aim to provide resources and tools to patients and practices to help build capacity for care.


Resources

Wake County Resource Guide (created by Wake County Human Services)

Substance Abuse Spanish Services

Mental Health Spanish Services

ESL Classes offered in Wake County