Health Equity Navigation

Health Equity Navigation

Providing King County families with assistance enrolling and applying for different services pertaining to their health care and basic needs.

This program aims to strengthen access to health services for low-income immigrants, refugees, and limited English-speaking families across the Puget Sound area. As a partner in the King County HealthierHere Consortium, we work with State, Regional and local healthcare and social service providers to connect people with services. These include health care, crisis intervention, food, childcare, affordable housing, tenant rights, legal services, advocacy, education programs and more. El Centro de la Raza and the WA State Dept of Health ‘Care Connect’ Program is currently providing regional support to locate and enroll in appropriate public services that are needed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our navigation staff assess participants immediate needs, identify available programs and services, determine eligibility, assist with enrollment, and remain engaged through what are often lengthy and complicated procedures.  

Eligibility Requirement

  • King County Residents

Program Managers

Susan Banhegyi

Susan was born in Venezuela and believes in the importance of understanding the culture and providing information in both Spanish and English. She has over 30 years of experience as a Social Worker working primarily with the Latino community, with 20 of those years working with domestic violence victims. She volunteers her time as a shelter advocate, facilitator and trainer for domestic violence programs.

For more information or to get help, please contact Susan!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Health Equity Navigation?

This program supports participants who are in need of assistance with anything that cause health care concerns. This includes finding affordable medical services, lack of food or housing or any other concerns that could cause mental or physical disadvantages.

How long can I stay in the program?

Once you are considered stable and have been referred to the appropriate program or has received the service needed, then your case will be closed.

After my Case is closed can I still get help?

Absolutely! We always assist anyone as long as their needs are something that can be advocated for by a Health Equity Navigator.