Centro Tyrone Guzman’s programs provide culturally responsive parenting, health care and resources to mothers in the community.
Maternal Health staff facilitate workshops and provides resources in a welcoming environment to facilitate a positive childbirth experience for Latinas. Women and their newborns are invited to come back for additional workshops including car seat safety classes.
Health Insurance Access
Centro Tyrone Guzman facilitates access to health insurance by conducting outreach and providing enrollment assistance. Staff identify individuals who are in need of insurance and incorporate health insurance access into overall care coordination services. Clients who attend a two-hour class and have insurance with Medica can receive a free child’s seat for their car.
This multifaceted model of group care integrates the three major components of care (health assessment, education, and support) into a unified program within a group setting. East Lake Clinic-Hennepin County Medical Center and Centro Tyrone Guzman partner to provide health education and care. Eight to twelve women with similar gestational ages meet together to learn care skills, participate in a facilitated discussion, and develop a support network with other group members.
Each group meets for a total of 10 sessions throughout pregnancy and early postpartum. The practitioner, within the group space, completes standard physical health assessments. The effectiveness of the model is supported by positive health outcomes in increased birth weight and gestational age of mothers who deliver preterm, as well as the satisfaction expressed by both women and their providers.