Healthy House Within A MATCH Coalition is
a cultural and linguistic non-profit organization
with a mission to promote the well being and health
of all people in our multi-ethnic community through
the provision of education, services and advocacy
which are founded in respect for language, culture
and health equity.
Healthy House was originally established to address
the cultural clash between Hmong Shamanism and the
Western Medical establishment, so poignantly chronicled
in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne
Fadiman. It is internationally known for its Partners
in Healing Program which brings Hmong shamans together
with Western healthcare providers to collaborate and
ensure optimal outcomes for Hmong patients.
Language Bank provides professional
healthcare interpreters, proficient in
15 languages, to healthcare facilities throughout
the Central Valley of California. Translation services
are also available.
grant-based programs address health
disparities, striving to improve access and health
equity, in the under-represented cultural groups in
Merced County, one of the most ethnically diverse
counties in the entire country. Healthy House has
been providing these community-based services since
1998 in the San Joaquin Valley from Fresno to Stockton.
House is a Member of the California Healthcare Interpreting
Association (CHIA), the National Council on Interpreting
in Health Care, and the Merced County Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce. We are also partners with Hmong Health
Collaborative and a Merced Homeless Connect Sponsor.