Todos Juntos

¡Todos Juntos!: Increasing Access to Health Insurance through Faith and Action (CPI 2014 001257, Office of Minority Health) uses a faith-based model aimed at increasing access to health insurance for underserved Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities through the Affordable Care Act. The geographic areas targeted by the project are Lawrence, Waltham, Pittsfield and the Berkshires, New Bedford/Fall River, and Greater Boston. We work with CRUZA -the Alliance for Latino Health through Faith and Action- to engage churches serving underserved populations as trusted venues for providing culturally and linguistically competent education, outreach and assistance aimed at enrolling individuals in an affordable and appropriate health insurance plan. Research is carried out by a paid site coordinator, faith leaders, and volunteers, with assistance from UMass Boston students, among others.

Program Director: Dr. María Idalí Torres.

Project Abstract: University of Massachusetts Boston: PARTNERSHIPS TO INCREASE COVERAGE IN COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE (PICCI)

Staff

Chanel Fields: Regional Coordinator
Carlos Alberto Velasquez Agudelo: Regional Coordinator
Juan Francisco Rojas: Regional Coordinator
Norma Fuentes: Regional Coordinator

Daniela Bravo: Administrative Assistant
Ivan Lozano: Data Analyst
Iria Dopazo: Certified Assistant Counselor
Allan Ordoñez: Certified Assistant Counselor
Lina F Rosario: Certified Assistant Counselor
Stephanie Valerio: Certified Assistant Counselor
Armando Vizcardo: Certified Assistant Counselor
Josmarie Garcia: Certified Assistant Counselor
Tatiana Forero Caceres: Certified Assistant Counselor
Phedorah Jean: Certified Assistant Counselor
Paula Avila: Certified Assistant Counselor

Faith Site Coordinators

Lesly Videz - Lawrence
Milagro Grullon - Lawrence
Alex Ventura - New Bedford
Valentina Martinez - New Bedford

Partners

Massachusetts Health Connector
MassHealth
Boston Public Health Commission
United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts
Office of Mayor Dan Rivera - City of Lawrence
Greater Lawrence Community Health Center
St Patrick’s Parish, Lawrence
St. Marks Church, Pittsfield  

For more information contact Chanel Fields or call (617) 297-8890. Any media/press inquiry must be addressed to Pablo Goldbarg (mobile: 917.836.7335)

News & Updates

2016

May 21th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Iglesia de San Marco (Pittsfield, MA) along with brigada movil del Consulado de México 

May 15th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Francis Xavier Church (347 South St, Hyannis, MA)

 

April 25th: Todos Juntos con Seguro meets with the Latinoamerican Consuls Council at the Salvatorian Consulate in Boston. Participants (left to right): Graciela Gómez García, Mexican General Consul; Glivana Maria de Oliveira, Consul General of Brazil; Carlos Alberto Velásquez, Todos Juntos Regional Coordinator; Yida Ximena Mora, Consul of Colombia; Alba Azucena López, Consul of El Salvador; Olga López, Federation For Children with Special Needs; Camilo Hernández, Social Leader East Boston; and Omar Sierra, Consul General of Venezuela.

April 10th. Todos Juntos con Seguro meets Priestess Mary Tusuubira and Reverend Christine Nakyeyune-Busuulwa, from St. Peter’s Anglican Church of Uganda at Christ Church Episcopal, Waltham.

April 1st. Todos Juntos con Seguro meets Consul Graciela Gomez García & Vice Consul Francisco Jacobi from Consulado General de México en Boston.

March 4th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Futsal Waltham Boys & Girls Club (20 Exchange Street, Waltham). 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

February 21st. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Futsal Waltham Boys & Girls Club (20 Exchange Street, Waltham). 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

February 20th & 21st. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Consulado de Guatemala (Waltham Government Center). 

February 14th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Vincent de Paul Parish (71 Linden Street, Attleboro). 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.

January 31. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Iglesia Rios de Agua Viva (545 Main Street, Waltham). 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

2015

November 29th. Todos Juntos con Seguro visits Santuario Luterano's misa in Waltham. Photo: Padre Ángel D. Marrero, Waltham City Councilor Carlos Vidal, Latinos en Acción leaders, and Todos Juntos' Juan Francisco and Norma.

November 8th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Francis Xavier Church (347 South Street, Hyannis). 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

October 24th & 25th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at the Guatemalan Mobile Consulate (Iglesia Visión Cristiana, 333 Union Street, Lynn). 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

October 2nd. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Latinos en Acción & Santuario (First Lutheran Church, 6 Eddy Street, Waltham). 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

September 19th & 20th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at the Guatemalan Mobile Consulate (207 Haverhill Street, Lawrence). 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

August 20th. Todos Juntos con Seguro has been awarded by the Office of Minority Health to continue enrollment efforts for the second year.

August 16th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St Mary's Parish —Santa María de la Asunción—  (300 Haverhill Street, Lawrence).

August 15th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Farmer's Market, New Bedford.

August 9th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Iglesia Ríos de Agua Viva (Waltham). 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

August 9th. Todos Juntos con Seguro meets Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy.

July 26th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Mary's Rectory (133 School Street, Waltham). 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

July 26th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Mary's Parish —Santa María de la Asunción—  (300 Haverhill Street, Lawrence). 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

July 25th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Festival Latino de Waltham (at the Common) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

July 19th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Mary's Parish —Santa María de la Asunción—  (300 Haverhill Street, Lawrence). 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

July 11th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at a Maya K'iche soccer event, New Bedford.

June 6th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día (228 N. Main Steet, Fall River) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

May 24th: Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at St. Mary's Parish —Santa María de la Asunción—  (300 Haverhill Street, Lawrence). 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

May 14th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Saint Anthony of Padua (1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford). 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

May 10th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Iglesia Rios de Agua Viva (545 Main Street, Waltham). 10:30 am - 9:00 pm.

April/May. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Saint Patrick Parish (118 South Broadway, Lawrence), every Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Appointments: (857) 271-8179 [May 9th, no enrollment events].

April 26th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Centro Cristiano De Adoración de Waltham Asambleas de Dios, 24 Lexington Street. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

April 12th & 26th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at 7 Oak St., Waltham (next to Los Latinos Meat Market), from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Appointments: (857) 271-8179.

March 19th. Todos Juntos con Seguro meets with Massachusetts Health Connector and Mass Health Insurance to present the program and discuss the problem encountered when reaching the Spanish community. The meeting is possible thanks to Louis Gutierrez, Executive Director, Niki Conte, Associate Director of Public Outreach and Education, Suzi Jervinis, Public Information and Communication Coordinator, and Tobi Skotnes, Havard School of Public Health. Photo: Crys Jimenez, Lina Rosario, Ana Galeas, Iria Ruibal, Ivan Lozano, Dr. María Idalí Torres, Chanel Fields, Niki Conte, Tobi Skotnes and Carlos Velasquez.

March 16th and 17th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Saint Mark's Church (Pittsfield) — Monday, 1:00 - 8:00 pm — Tuesday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm.

March 7th and 14th. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Saint Patrick Parish (118 South Broadway, Lawrence) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

February 14th, 18th and 21st. Todos Juntos con Seguro enrolls at Saint Patrick Parish (118 South Broadway, Lawrence) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

February 11th. Todos Juntos con Seguro participates in a phone call with Vice President Joe Biden, who thanks effort and provides encouragement during open enrollment deadline.

February 3rd. Todos Juntos con Seguro participates in a phone call with First Lady Michelle Obama, who provides encouragement and outreach strategies for open enrollment deadline.

January 25th. Todos Juntos con Seguro team enrolls at Saint Patrick Parish (118 South Broadway, Lawrence) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

January 20th to 23rd. Todos Juntos con Seguro team assists Massachusetts Health Connector with a health insurance enrollment event in Boston.

January 12th. Todos Juntos con Seguro Certified Application Counselors (CACs) helps Massachusetts Health Connector with a health insurance enrollment event at Bristol Community College, Fall River. 

These events offers community members a chance to get in-person help with their application from a trained expert, receive helpful information from participating health plans, and get answers to their questions about coverage options. 

2014

October 17th. There is a presentation by Ana Galeas (Program Manager) about "Todos Juntos con Seguro" Program at the First Baptist Church, in Fall River. This presentation is organized by Ms. Kathy Murphy (Community Organizer for United Interfaith Action). Participants include Gastón Institute staff, Dr. María Idalí Torres, Crys Jimenez, Chanel Fields and Christina Brinkerhoff , and Saint Anne's Hospital staff Natalia Konarski, Tracy Ibbotson and Jennifer Espinola. After the presentation, the group discusses ways of identifying and training people to become health insurance enrollment assistants for their own communities.

The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy

Healey Library, 10th Floor
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393