La Clínica enjoyed many new beginnings in 2022, and we are proud and honored to share our stories, achievements, and results in this report. Without you, our partners, supporters, funders, clients, and stakeholders, we could not have been successful in taking one step closer to our 40th anniversary of building a healthier Latino community.
In 2022 we welcomed new leadership to our Board of Directors, and we have been hard at work setting the stage for our future strategic directions. We cannot talk about 2022 without recognizing the joy we felt when seeing each other face to face at our many in-person “firsts.” Our first PRIDE, our first all-staff retreat, our first patient groups, our first Board retreat – these all gave us hope that we can emerge from COVID keeping the best of what we’ve learned while recovering our togetherness.
For our community, 2022 was another difficult year. Even while making gains in COVID prevention and transmission, Latinx immigrants in our region experienced greater economic and housing instability, ongoing impact on mental health and rising needs for substance use services, and continuing lack of access to health insurance coverage and services in many areas within our region. The horrific politization of migrants and newcomers bused to our nations’ capital shone a very visible light on the significant challenges immigrant families face daily, particularly when immigration status is tenuous or unstable. At La Clínica, we know that achieving health and wellbeing in this environment requires more than a plan solely focused on an individual.
Our awareness of these issues informed many of our programs and new initiatives. One example of this revolves around our work with diabetes – a major condition affecting Latinos nationwide. In February, La Clínica was selected as one of nine entities in Maryland to participate in the MD CHRC Pathways to Health Equity initiative, which seeks to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes. Our project focuses on diabetes disparities among Latinos in Prince George’s County, and includes comprehensive care, medical-legal partnerships, linkage to care and specialty services, public education campaigns, and community mobilization around health access. We worked with our patients and clients to elevate their voices and challenges in public hearings and brought together our academic and community partners to reflect on our knowledge, lessons learned, and gaps in our goals to achieve greater health equity.
Diabetes is only one area of focus for La Clínica, we are also known for our breadth and depth around HIV care and prevention, substance use and mental health, language access, women’s health, gender and LGBTQ-affirming care, chronic care management, and school-based health, among others. Our common thread is not an issue, it’s our community, and our commitment to health as a human right for immigrants and all people. We invite you to get to know us better through this report, and to continue to deepen your relationship with us and our work. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, thank you for being a part of our journey.
PATHWAYS TO HEALTH EQUITY
3rd Walk-A-Thon for Health
We were thrilled to see a sea of green shirts as La Clínica staff, patients, community members, partners and supporters came together, walking for health equity. Our community walked more than 38 million steps from March - April. Spoiler alert, in 2023 we walked 57 million steps! Let’s see what our feet and hearts can do in 2024.
CHA SUMMIT 2022
2022 Community Health Action Summit “The Role of Innovation and Research in Advancing Community Health” - In October, 80 partner agencies and 220 individuals participated in a 2-day summit hosted by our Community Health Action Department. Providers and partner agencies shared how the use of innovation and research contributes to improving community health. All participants learned through group discussions, capacity building workshops, virtual discussion booths, and networking opportunities.
7th ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT
For seven years, Flock DC raised essential funds with La Clínica through an annual pop-up Casino event totaling more than $260,000! Additionally, their staff provided 700+ volunteer hours in that time resulting in a deeply interwoven partnership centered on positively impacting the health of our communities.
In December, La Clínica's traditional "La Posada" holiday event and gift give-away provides hundreds of families with holiday gifts and the opportunity to celebrate culture, community, and belonging. Thank you to All Souls Church for hosting this magical event and to the individuals and businesses that distributed more than 400 gifts and books to our patient families. Stay tuned for Posada 2024!
Articles, Publications, Conferences
Together, we partner on critical research and data, and demonstration projects that allow us to build upon the works of knowledge around health care access that can shape our model of care and drive our work in public health with Latinx immigrants.
In 2022, La Clínica achieved excellent clinical outcomes and was recognized through a great span of esteemed awards for its leadership, provision of services, and work towards building a healthier community for all.
Government Grants and Contracts
Foundations and Local Grants
Direct Services and Programs
Management, Facilities, and General
Development, Fundraising and Communications
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
La Clínica is led by a patient-majority Board of Directors who ensure the voice of our community is represented at the highest levels of leadership.
We thank our board members for their leadership and unwavering commitment during 2022.
Jan - Aug
At Large -Patient
At Large - Patient
At Large - Patient
Luis Angelo Gomez
At Large - Patient
At Large - Patient
At Large – Patient
La Clínica relies heavily on philanthropy to fuel its mission. We are grateful for the diverse group of supporters who continue to support our work, and for those who joined us in 2022, with commitments towards building healthier and more inclusive communities. We would like to recognize the following individuals, funding partners, foundations, associations, and businesses.
GRACIAS, THANK YOU!
"La Clínica has been a home for me over the past forty years. First as a volunteer medical interpreter, later as a board member, and now I bring together friends for Walk-a-thon and house parties. A lot has changed over the years, but one constant is the trust that my contributions are making a difference."
-Lisa Wheaton, MD
Part of the La Clínica family since 1984