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This program provides Dental Services to persons with HIV / AIDS in Central Florida, we do not provide the dental services per se, we coordinate with other local dentists in the EMA area who have a signed Memorandum of Agreement with us.

Dental

The Peer Mentoring Program under Orange County Ryan White Title I funding, provides non-licensed counseling to individuals and groups, infected or affected by the HIV virus, their family, and/or friends. Peer Mentors provide....

Peer Mentor

- Psychosocial Support

- Dental Management - Center for Multicultural Well and Prevention, Inc. (CMWP) is the coordinating dental services agency in the Orlando EMA.

HIV Direct Services (Ryan White)

Research & Evaluation

The HOPWA program was established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the specific needs of low income persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. HOPWA is a "needs-based" program, therefore clients must provide verifiable documents of their inability to make their monthly housing payments.

The City of Orlando is the grantee for the Orlando Eligible Metropolitan Statistical Area (EMSA) which includes Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The City contracts with various agencies throughout the EMSA to provide HOPWA services to eligible persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

If you or a member of your family is having difficulty maintaining housing due to HIV/AIDS, HOPWA may be able to help.


- Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI)

- ARTAS (Antiretroviral Treatment Access Study)

- Identify HIV-infected racial/ethnic minorities and link them to medical services.

MAI/ARTAS

Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention, Inc. (CMWP) is a health referral agency that provides education and prevention services to uninsured and under served African-Americans, Hispanics and people of Caribbean descent. The core of this organization is to educate those in the targeted communities about diverse racial and ethnic health issues through education, prevention, case management, and to facilitate access to Health Care Services throughout Central Florida . CMWP is dedicated to developing a community that fosters and supports optimal health for everyone through health fairs, street outreach, seminars, cultural diversity workshops, and neighborhood events. HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Women’s Health Issues, Sickle Cell Anemia, and Diabetes are just some of the health subjects that CMWP is committed to address in the targeted populations.

A more in depth look at our services

Our Services

CVD - Heart and Soul

Health Education & Risk Reduction (HERR)

Due to the fact that we will be receiving many inquiries for our services, it is important that the proper linkage is established between the clients and the services. Referral & Linkage will allow us to refer and provide clients with the right services that are tailored to their needs.  


Referral & Linkage

- Five small grouip sessions with men and women with HIV/AIDS

- Seperate sessions for men and women in English and Creole

- Make healthier decisions

- Discuss disclosure of status to family, friends and sex partners.

Healthy Relationship

- To prevent and / or reduce high school dropout

- Provide mentoring and tutoring activities

- Program is open to all students, with special attention to at-risk youth.

Tutoring

The goal of this project is for everyone in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties to know their HIV status. CMWP offers:

Free confidential HIV testing with Oraquick results in 20 minutes.

Rapid Testing

Due to the diverse nature of our communities and the population we serve, the research and evaluation department will play an important role in initially providing management the necessary data on health issues in order to make intelligent decisions on program implementation. Instead of initiating an evaluation process at the end of the programs, we will evaluate communities and populations before the any program starts. We will also conduct intensive research of each population we serve and develop logical rationale as to what programs and services would be best suited to these populations. The R&E department will also write and publish peer review articles, in addition to grant writing. Documenting and understanding demographic nuances and changes will help us in our intervention.


The R&E department will focus on the following:



This project promotes healthy behavior through public awareness campaigns via radio, community outreach, health fairs, a walking club, screenings and educational sessions. Closing the Gap in 2009 funded the Walking Club.

As studies indicate, African-Americans, especially women, face the highest risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but they have the lowest risk factor awareness of any racial or ethnic group. The Heart and Soul Project was launched in 2003 with the goal to increase awareness and reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease risk factors African Americans, Haitians and other Blacks from the Caribbean Island Islands age 20 and above.

Through a variety of targeted outreach strategies and culturally sensitive educational activities, we aim to increase the proportion of adults who are aware of the early warning symptoms and signs of a heart attack and the importance of calling 911; are at a healthy weight; and engage regularly (preferably daily) in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day.


Services Provided

Health Education and Risk Reduction will provide our clients with services that allow them to make the necessary adjustments in their lifestyle in order to improve their health. While clients will be provided with the proper services to improve their health situation, they will also be exposed to services (education and mentorship) that will reduce their risk of increased morbidity.  

Housing Assistance (HOPWA)