PASOs added two more accolades to its ever growing list of honors when it received national designations from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. PASOs Health Connections was named a Best Practice for its effectiveness in improving public health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health for Latino communities across the state. PASOs Connections for Child Development was also recognized, receiving the Promising Practice designation for its current success based on established public health protocols, values, etc. and its potential for making an impact in the future of young Latino children and their preparation for kindergarten.
“These designations provide further visibility for our work, our programs and organization, allowing our impact to be recognized on a national scale,” says interim co-director Ms. Maria Martin. “We are innovative leaders in this workforce and the success of our models is a testament to how we reach and serve families and how we value the quality of our work with them. We hope this allows us to grow stronger, inspire and continue to educate, connect and advocate for Latino communities.”
A South Carolina-based community organization housed in the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, PASOs, which means steps in Spanish, works with Latino families and health and social service providers together for healthier, stronger families. They specialize in promoting health, education, advocacy and leadership development as well as connecting Latino families with critical education and resources in areas such as maternal and child health and early childhood development.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on August 02