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Factors contributing to lack of access to health and social services among Haitians living in South Florida include Read More...
 

OB/GYN

Specialty Clinic

A significant number of low-income women living in underserved pockets of  Miami’s Little Haiti/Little River area do not receive gynecological and obstetrical care Read More...
 

Who

We Are

Founded in 1988, The Center for Haitian Studies, Health and Human Services (CHS) is a community-based non-profit corporation Read More...
 

Call

305-757-9555

To schedule a visit. Services are provided Monday through Friday - 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Health Education Programming

CHS conducts 2 weekly one-hour radio programs addressing health issues faced by the Haitian population of South Florida. Read more...

Reaching Out

These shows are aired on Radio Mega (1700 AM) and on WSRF (580 AM). In addition to these popular shows, CHS reaches out to the community via paid service announcements using independent radio contractors and via weekly and bi-monthly Haitian newspapers.
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HIV Testing & Counseling

This service is offered by CHS and is not funded by any private or government entity. Read more...

HIV Antibody Testing

CHS conducts HIV Antibody testing as well as pre and post test counseling using ORASURE on a walk-in basis and by appointment with a certified counselor...
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Specialized Health Care

CHS, in collaboration with the Department of Community Service (DOCS) of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine conducts an annual health fair on the grounds of CHS. Read more...

Health Fairs

Those health fair attract between 300 and 500 members of the community who, for the most part, have no other means of receiving this type of specialized care from the best specialists in South Florida....
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HIV/AIDS Outreach Education

CHS conducts one-to-one and group education sessions in the local area. Read more...

Preventing HIV

These sessions provide vital information about HIV prevention as well as care and treatment for infected and affected individuals....
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Advanced Introduction To Clinical Medicine ( AICM)

The Center for Haitian Studies, Health & Human Services, Inc. (CHS), in collaboration, with its academic affiliates, offers an excellent opportunity to local, national and international medical students,medical residents, student nurses, student medical assistant and nurse practitioner students to obtain culturally competent educational experience. Read More...

Pediatric Care

University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic. Services are provided every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and occasionally on Thursday.For more information, please contact CHS at 305-757-9555. Read More...

2013 Little Haiti Health Fair

Academic Affiliations

+ Health Services


Haitian immigrants, for the most part, come from areas of Haiti where health care is a luxury that is afforded to a few, rather than a right available to the majority of citizens. Immigration to the U.S, however, does not eliminate health care access barriers, even though more resources are available. The low socioeconomic status, cultural stressors...
 

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+ Medical Education


The massive immigration of Cubans and Haitians to South Florida during the 1970s  created a new challenge for health care professionals in South Florida. It resulted in the need for providers of medical education to modify their approach to medical training to reflect the cultural diversity of South Florida. The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s...

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+ CHS - The early days of HIV/AIDS


As the AIDS epidemic took its toll on the multi-ethnic community of South Florida, a high rate of HIV infection was observed among Haitians living in Miami-Dade County. Confusion about the causes of these cases among Haitians led scientists and the general public to consider "being Haitian" as a risk factor for contracting and transmitting HIV....

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About Us

The Center for Haitian Studies (CHS) is a duly registered 501c3 organization, tax-exempt health and social service organization founded in 1988 for the purpose of serving the disenfranchised populations of Little Haiti/Little River in Miami, Florida.

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