The Board of Directors and staff of DEAF, Inc. are thrilled to announce that, effective January 1st, 2017, our Project HOPE (Health Outreach, Prevention & Education) will now be called Deaf Health.
The new name reflects our commitment to addressing disparities experienced by Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people in access to health care and health information, and our commitment to increasing awareness of our services among members of the Deaf community and health service providers. Our goals for Deaf Health are still to improve access by providing health information and access care in a way that is free of communication and cultural boundaries. We will increase awareness of health and promote the achievement of health and wellness goals. Our services will continue to support countless Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people and their families through individual and group health education, online health videos, outreach, referrals, support for navigating health care systems, advocacy for communication access, healthcare provider trainings, health fairs, and more.
We are grateful to our community, donors, the health provider community, and other stakeholders for your support and engagement over the last 25 years and in the future. We look forward to building on our current relationships and creating new partnerships.
Find more information about DEAF, Inc.’s Deaf Health program at www.deafinconline.org or contact Jill Hatcher, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the full announcement here.