About Us

Our History

Proyecto Salud started as an innovative public/private partnership seeking to improve the health status of the language minority community in Montgomery County.

The Montgomery County Language Minority Health Project, “Proyecto Salud”, is a project that was launched in response to a door-to-door survey conducted in 1994 in our local, Hispanic community. This survey revealed that 86.4% of households had no health insurance. Nor did they identify any accessible source of regular health care except for the hospital emergency room. The survey also showed that basic knowledge of healthy practices and nutrition was very poor.

In response to this study, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services tasked its Latino Outreach Initiative with meeting this need by forming a unique, innovative public/private partnership, with a stated mission:

“To outreach to the language minority community of Montgomery County and to improve the health status of this community through health services, health education, and disease prevention.”

In October 1997, the Montgomery County Language Minority Health Project was founded as a 501(c) 3 corporation from five founding member organizations:

  • The Spanish Catholic Center
  • Crossway Community
  • Counseling Plus
  • National Hispanic Health Coalition
  • GW/Holy Cross Family Practice Residency Program

with generous and continued support from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

In April 1998, the Montgomery County Language Minority Health Project opened the doors of the Proyecto Salud Clinic. Ms. Pillar Mollish and Dr. Michael Morris were its founders.

Locations

Wheaton

2729 University Boulevard West
Wheaton, Maryland 20902
301-962-6173

Olney

18111 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, Maryland 20832
Suite 312
301-260-1073