Project SHINE by Spring Institute provides health literacy training and patient navigation services to underserved populations, especially refugee elders and their families.
We strive to create more inclusive communities by engaging the most isolated populations and to decrease health disparities by helping people navigate our healthcare system and engaging them in preventative health activities in their communities.
Project SHINE offers health literacy classes on a range of topics, including diabetes prevention and management, depression and stress management, oral health, and nutrition.
Our patient navigation services are offered in the community where the target population lives, rather than in hospitals and clinics, resulting in increased attendance and improved health outcomes. In addition to a robust network of patient navigators, Project SHINE has a partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz campus, which provides medical residents to conduct home visits with Project SHINE participants.
Project SHINE also offers a unique Healthy Tots class, which welcomes children under the age of five and their guardians to learn about health literacy together.
Project SHINE relies on a network of dedicated and specially trained volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out this form or contact Brandy Kramer, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.