In the Illinois Community

Mujeres Latinas en Accion, an Organization Offering Health Education and Outreach for the Underserved Latino Community in Chicago.

Mujeres Latinas en Accion started in the early 1970s by a group of women in Chicago that realized the challenges facing Latina women as the city’s Latino, and largely immigrant, population continued to grow.

Mujeres Latinas en Acción is one of the longest-standing Latina organizations in the country. The agency serves over 8,000 community residents annually.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois is proud to offer a grant to support the organization’s program, Ventanilla de Salud. The Ventanilla de Salud program is a joint effort between the Mexican Consulate in Chicago and Mujeres Latinas en Acción. This program is located in the Mexican Consulate and serves as a bridge between institutions, nonprofits, and people, no matter their immigration status, to give them access to health services in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Northern Indiana.

Through this program 10 health promoters alongside the Ventanilla Director will provide key health information and referrals for health services and programs to individuals in need with a focus on offering additional support for health education and outreach for the underserved Latino population of metro Chicago.

The Ventanilla de Salud or “Health Window” offers the following services:

  • Preventive health
  • Information about personal and family health
  • Guidance on the U.S. health system
  • Vaccines and diagnostic exams

To get in contact with the Ventanilla, please email or call 312-738-2383 x 1150/1240. Located at the Mexican Consulate, 204 S. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60607, the hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


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