Housing is Health: La Maestra Community Health Centers
Resource Topic: Promising/Best Practices
Resource Subtopic: Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Programs and Services.
Keywords: Access to Care, Housing, Migrants, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Residents of Public Housing.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
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Resource Summary: As part of our Access to Care series, our coverage continues with a special focus on housing and health.
Resource Details: In this episode, we speak with Zara Marselian and Javier Rodriguez from La Maestra Community Health Centers in San Diego. Zara Marselian is La Maestra’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Javier Rodriguez is the Chief Medical Officer. La Maestra is a Public Housing and Special Populations Federally Qualified Health Center that has 18 primary care sites operated by more than 600 staff and many volunteers. Each year, La Maestra provides services to more than 45,000 people, specializing in care for mainly immigrants, refugees, low-income individuals and the homeless.
Throughout this episode, Zara and Javier highlight how La Maestra supports various housing needs ranging from programs for people living in public housing, experiencing homelessness, and human trafficking to counseling for renters and residents receiving public assistance.