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Equip your Community Health Workers with tools for success with the new Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide

Click here to view the  Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide (English)

Click here to view the Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide (Spanish)

The 146-page Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide offers an overview of basic health issues. We have placed focus on prevention, early detection and referrals. We hope this Guide will serve as a key resource to support your health outreach.

Resource Guide English

The Resource is available in both English and Spanish for a nominal fee.

Each chapter in this guide includes:

  • Introduction to the health topic
  • Chapter Highlights of key ideas
  • Health information with a focus on prevention and early detection
  • Pull‐out materials for educating your community (look for the star)
  • Additional Resources

The following is a breakdown of the information provided in each chapter:

Chapter 1: Promotores(as)– A Community Asset

  • Who Are Promotores(as) de Salud?
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Promotores(as)
  • Qualities of Promotores(as)
  • Skills of Promotores(as)
  • Contributions of Promotores(as)

Chapter 2: Community Resource List

  • Developing a Community Resource List
  • Things to Know

Chapter 3: Nutrition

  • Color Your Plate
  • Portion Control
  • Know Your Limits
  • Things to Know

Chapter 4: Children’s Health

  • Children’s Development
  • Routine Checkup Schedule
  • Weight
  • Common Conditions that Affect Children
  • Contagious Illnesses that Affect Children
  • Things to Know

Chapter 5: Adult Health

  • Annual Exam
  • Weight
  • Women’s Health
  • Men’s Health

Chapter 6: Chronic Illnesses

  • Preventing Chronic Illness
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Things to Know

Chapter 7: Transmittable Illnesses

  • Common Transmittable Illnesses
  • Serious Transmittable Illnesses
  • Things to Know

Chapter 8: Sexual Health

  • Understanding Sexual Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Birth Control
  • Things to Know

Chapter 9: Cancer

  • What is Cancer?
  • Cancers Common to Latinos
  • Early Detection
  • Self-exam to Do At Home
  • Things to Know

Chapter 10: Vaccinations

  • Why get Vaccinated?
  • Vaccinations and the Diseases They Prevent
  • Recommended Vaccination Doses and Schedule
  • Things to Know

Chapter 11: Occupational Health

  • Safety Requirements
  • Exposure to Chemicals and Pesticides
  • Injuries
  • Heat-related Dangers
  • Eye Injuries
  • Things to Know

Chapter 12: Oral Health

  • Prevention- A Lifetime of Healthy Teeth
  • Dental and Gum Problems
  • Things to Know

Chapter 13: Taking Medicines Safely

  • How Do Medicines Help?
  • Discover the Five Key Elements to Safely Taking Medicines
  • Guidelines for the Correct Use of Medicines
  • When Medicine Should Not Be Taken
  • A Little Bit About Antibiotics
  • Things to Know

Click here to view the  Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide (English)

Click here to view the Promotor(a) de Salud Resource Guide (Spanish)