NMIPHI seeks to increase knowledge about disease prevention measures by changing the way New Mainers think about diseases and by promoting healthy habits.
To greatly increase health information about the Maine Immigrants community and to better understand the community’s needs and healthcare barriers
To empower the New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI) to overcome barriers to good healthcare by building on existing assets and strengths within the community
To build health care capacity within the Maine Immigrants community by forming a New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI) Health Educator who will assist refugees and immigrants patients in accessing healthcare and who will impart key preventive health messages
To increase the level of knowledge and awareness in the Maine Immigrants Public Health Initiative about key health issues and to improve overall access to healthcare
To increase the cultural competence of healthcare providers with an emphasis on refugees’ and immigrants’ religions, traditions, and cultural beliefs and how these affect perceptions and expectations.
To develop culturally appropriate health education materials to effectively communicate preventive health messages to the New Mainers
To share resources and materials with health care providers, the New Mainers Public Health Initiative (NMPHI), and relevant agencies throughout Maine to increase overall awareness of the health of the refugees