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1 Mel Bearns Chair, AMAT Latino Committee Noel Sanchez California Transplant Donor Network Alan Sau General Consulate of Mexico in San Jose, CA Building Community Working with Latino Agencies Latino Workgroup

2 Welcome Acknowledgements: Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance Roxane Cauwels, BSN, MBA HRSA Teresa Beigay, DrPh Our Mission The AMAT Latino Workgroup unites OPO professionals dedicated to serving Latino communities throughout the continental U.S., Hawai’i and Puerto Rico. Sharing strategies, best practices and innovative communications – the LWG strives to increase donor designations and create a culture of donation to save and improve lives. AMAT President Bobby Howard

3 Framing Your Strategy Insights on Latinos and Transplantation Mel Bearns Chair, AMAT Latino Workgroup

4 Fundamentals Recognize and maximize opportunities Really get to know your Latino Community AND the Leaders Identify a champion Foster family conversations

5 Latinos and Donation

6 Ethnicity Trends in California

7 Shift in Our Message THEN ¡Regístrate hoy! NOW “Habla con tu familia de de la donación” : Affecting consent rates by encouraging more family conversations along with the “register” message.

8 Have a Vision, Build a Plan Noel Sanchez Community Development Liaison California Transplant Donor Network

9 Attaining Top-Level Support Seek in-person meetings Speak their “language”. Offer something in return; relationships are NOT one way. Work within the framework of possibility, not scarcity.

10 Build a Plan You need a plan that has an “ultimate goal” You need a plan that is doable You need a plan that has an end in sight You need to write down the steps needed to finish your plan You need a plan that is replicable

11 Case Study: Mexican Consulates in our DSA Partnership in 2011: Limited tabling Onsite registrations Short presentations in waiting rooms San Francisco San Jose Fresno

12 Showing them the VALUE of Partnership Media events in 2012 Taking it to the Next Level Hispanic Heritage Month Donate Life Month National Minority Awareness Week Binational Health Week

13 Our Ultimate Goal Production of Public Service Announcements

14 Practical Ways of Building Community Alan Sau Community Affairs Coordinator, General Consulate of Mexico in San Jose, CA

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16 The Institute for Mexicans Abroad The IME carries out the functions of the Presidential Office for Mexican Communities Abroad and the Mexican Communities Abroad Program.

17 The Ventanilla de Salud or Health Window is a free program designed to help you identify the health services the people and families need in the United States and Mexico. Ventanilla is located in the Mexican Consulate, and can refer you to the health services available where you live and also provide you with information and education on a variety of health topics. Our main goals are to help prevent diseases, to promote healthy habits, and to refer you to health services, like those offered by organizations and community clinics where you can establish a medical home and receive the medical attention that you need. What is Ventanilla de Salud?

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20 Our Mission As Consulate we look for as many partnerships as possible To be a liaison between organizations and the Hispanic community To be of benefit to the Mexican Community To educate and protect the people we serve

21 Done Vida California has been a good example; through them we have accomplished our mission. Done Vida has taken advantage of our position within the Hispanic Community to create a successful partnership. Their persistence and advocacy are elements that have helped maintain a good relationship.

22 Community building relationships occurs one-to-one. Some people become involved in organizations because they believe in the cause. However, many people become involved in a community group or organization, just because they have a relationship with another person who is already involved. We need relationships in order to win allies to our cause. In order to get support from people outside our organizations, we need to build relationships in which people know and TRUST us. Our relationships give meaning and richness to our work and to our lives. We all need a community of people to share the joys and the struggles of organizing and making community change. A little bit of camaraderie goes a long way. Building community relationships Every relationship is different, but there are 3 basic elements to build them: Source:

23 Thank you! Questions and Answers

24 Upcoming AMAT Events African American Committee Webinar– “Increasing Donation Awareness Through Donor Family and Volunteer Involvement” Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Time: 2pm ET Asian Pacific Islander Committee Webinar – “Buddhist Views on Organ and Tissue Donation” Date: Monday, July 21, 2014 Time: 2pm ET AMAT Annual Conference Dates: September Location: Houston, Texas


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