Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC)

Award / $41,500

Priority / Health for the Underserved

Location / Des Moines & Polk County in Iowa

Grant Summary

The mission of EMBARC is to help refugees expand their world of possibilities through advocacy, education, and community development. Nearly 3,000 refugees from Burma now live in Polk County. There are acute and real needs to help this population access health resources and generally acquire health literacy tools. Resettlement agencies are allowed to offer up to 90 days of supportive services. Once that time expires, there is very little to assist this Burmese population. This project specifically address the health immersion needs of this unique population.