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The Simón Bolívar Foundation, in partnership with the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, launched a series of podcast episodes that provide migrants in Houston vital health information and resources in Spanish.

The Migrant Outreach Initiative Focusing on Healthcare for Migrants is a project that includes a series of podcast episodes with the participation of experts sharing information to improve access to health resources and quality of life for migrants, often regardless of their immigration status or language barrier.

The initiative aims at helping migrants navigate the health care system, learn about low-cost clinics and immunizations, and get information about medical bills and their impact on their credit. In addition, the specialists talk about healthcare options for the uninsured and government resources for low-income families and individuals to receive financial assistance for public health benefits. This series also covers the accessibility to mental health services and the Health Insurance Marketplace, including when and how to register costs, subsidies and applicability.

Expert list includes Dr. Stephen Spann from the University of Houston, Veronica Sanchez from the American Heart Association and María Cantu Ondarza from Legacy Community Health, in addition to psychotherapists, insurance agents, and nonprofit organizations representatives.

Listen now in the links below!

  • Accessibility to Mental Health Services
    Low Cost Clinics – Resources on Covid, Immunizations, and Preventative Health Services
    Listen in Spanish Now
  • Heart Health and Preventative Care
    Health Insurance Marketplace – Registration and Applicability
    (Note: for emergencies call 9-1-1)
    Listen in Spanish Now
  • Healthcare Options for the Uninsured
    Financial Assistance and Public Health Benefits (Medicaid, Gold Card, etc.)
    Legal Obligations for Medical Services (Bills, Payment Plans and Refinancing)
    Listen in Spanish Now
  • Low Cost Clinics and Preventative Health Services
    Healthcare Options for the Uninsured and Government Resources
    Listen in Spanish Now
  • Health Insurance Marketplace – Registration and Cost
    Mental Health Services
    Low Cost Clinics and Preventative Health
    Listen in Spanish Now

SOS Telemedicina: Tutorials for health professionals in Spanish

Medicine tutorials in Spanish on a variety of topics for health professionals.

The Dangers of Forced Displacement: Chronic and Emerging Health Needs of Venezuelans in the Americas Region.

Findings of a report prepared by researchers from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on the health status and challenges of Venezuelans who have been displaced to other countries in the Americas region.

  • Read the full report here
  • Read the PowerPoint Presentation here
  • Read the executive summary here

Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health Study on Venezuela's Health Crisis

The Simón Bolívar Foundation presented results from a recent report on the health crisis in Venezuela, aiming to help guide humanitarian health programs and provide updated, objective and reliable data.

  • Read the full report here
  • Read the key findings presentation here
  • Read the executive briefing here

Library & Digital Information Networks World Health Organization

Academic and professional content to improve teaching, research, and policy-making in health, agriculture, the environment, and other life, physical and social sciences.

Institute for Health Care Improvement - COVID-19

A list of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) guidance and resources helpful for hospital and health system leaders and health care providers.

Health of Venezuelan Diaspora

Charts and information about the Venezuelan migration and humanitarian response.

SOS Telemedicine: 1 Minuto de Salud

Health information in small doses. YouTube playlist that delivers important health information in one minute or less in Spanish.

Venezuelan National Academy of Medicine

Information about medicine in Venezuela, including a gazette with medical research in Spanish.

Together is Better Challenge

A partnership led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank providing a platform for collaboration to support Venezuelans and Venezuelan-diaspora host communities.

Project Encovi

Research-based source of Venezuelan population data.

R4V Response for Venezuelans

Dashboard with data about the Venezuelan migrants and refugees.

Wilson Center - COVID-19 in Latin America

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across Latin America, Wilson Center experts are closely tracking the disease, its effects on public health, economies, and foreign policy, and the measures that can make a difference for those living in the region.

Caracas Medical Gazette (Dec. 2020)

The latest publication of the Caracas Medical Gazette from the National Academy of Medicine.


COVID-19 Free Testing

Map search for COVID-19 testing centers in the U.S.

Free Medical Care

Website to locate free medical clinics and health services in the U.S.


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The information, documents and any links to third party websites are for general reference and informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of (nor are they endorsed by) the Simón Bolívar Foundation or CITGO Petroleum Corporation. The Simón Bolívar Foundation is not providing any representations or warranties regarding, and is not responsible for, any such information, documents, links or third party websites . They are not intended to constitute legal advice or a recommended course of action in any situation, and each recipient should consult an independent advisor before making any decision or taking any action related thereto.