"Helping minorities get access to medical care and food in Massachusetts"

THE LATINO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, Inc

Our Mission

Our Background

The Latino Health Insurance Program is a non-profit organization (501c3).

It has three primary goals:

  1. to offer a community based, culturally-specific program for health insurance enrollment and maintenance to minority residents in Massachusetts.

  2. to connect clients to the appropriate health care services (including primary care, specialty care, dental care), and help individuals to apply for SNAP (food stamps), and WIC.
  3. to promote a more effective use of preventive services (including health screenings, prenatal care, wellness visits, and health education) while reducing medical cost.

Our founder, Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH

Milagros Abreu, MD, MPH, our founfer, has a post-doctoral training in Epidemiology at BU School of Public Health, and is the founder and executive director of the 

Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc.(LHIP), 

a community-based organization for Latinos, a population

with a low rate of health insurance enrollment. 


LHIP originally began in East Boston in 2006 and expanded to the town of Framingham in 2008 to serve the growing Latino population of Metrowest. LHIP's mission is to increase access to medical care and food for minority residents, connect them to medical facilities, and improve health literacy, while reducing medical cost.