Project SHINE at Spring Institute

About This Hero

The staff and volunteers of Project SHINE at Spring Institute provide health literacy training, community engagement activities, and patient navigation services to refugee and immigrant families living in Denver and Aurora, Colorado.

Project SHINE strives to create more inclusive communities by connecting with the most isolated populations and to decrease health disparities by helping people navigate our healthcare system and engaging them in preventative health activities in their communities.

Project SHINE offers health literacy classes on a range of topics, including diabetes prevention and management, depression and stress management, oral health, and nutrition. Because they listen and respond to the needs of the community, community members trust Project SHINE staff and volunteers and engage more deeply in their health literacy development. In 2019 alone, the team served more than 220 immigrant and refugee elders and taught six health literacy classes.

Hero’s Affiliation

Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning

Contact Name

Amanda Bent

Contact Email

abent@springinstitute.org