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Indiana Health Coverage Program and Medicaid Reimbursement for CHWs

An exciting new insurance reimbursement opportunity in Indiana has recently been announced; this new development will create new funding opportunities for CHW programs in the state. The Indiana Health Coverage Program (IHCP), which includes all programs covered under Indiana Medicaid, added coverage for CHWs on  July 1st, 2018.

2018-10-03T19:56:33+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Announcing Unity Conference 2019!

The Department of Public Health with assistance from the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, supported by the Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, MHP Salud, and Community Resources LLC, announces Unity Conference 2019: The 20th Anniversary of the National Conference For and About Community Health Workers

2018-09-06T20:24:18+00:00September 6th, 2018|

Community Health Workers in Michigan, A Historic Look at the Rise of the Profession

The first Community Health Workers in Michigan were trained in the 1960s to provide services to their communities. Around this time, the federal government began providing funding for community-based programs that used CHWs to reach underserved communities. Community Health Workers in Michigan and across the country began having an impact on the national level when in 1978, CHWs formed the New Professionals Special Primary Interest Group in the American Public Health Association (APHA).

2018-08-21T19:38:01+00:00August 21st, 2018|

One of the Most Important Women in MHP Salud History Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Last week, one of MHP Salud's co-founders celebrated her 100th birthday. This coincides with MHP Salud's 35th year of service. Read more about the history of our organization and the story behind the amazing woman who founded it.

2018-07-03T16:58:34+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Community Health Worker Training Spotlight: Foundations from Our Curriculum

One of our favorite things about our new Community Health Worker training curriculum is that it is built to be specifically relevant to the existing knowledge and skills of the participants who attend. Expert in your community but new to the role of CHW?  Our CHW Foundations courses are the perfect place to begin!

2018-07-25T17:33:17+00:00June 4th, 2018|

An Interview With Our Training Director, Patria Alguila

Patria Alguila started working as a Community Health Worker in 2011. In 2014, she joined MHP Salud as a Program Coordinator. Now, as MHP Salud's training director, she helps other organizations start or strengthen their own Community Health Worker Programs.

2018-04-25T17:47:21+00:00April 25th, 2018|

Introducing Our New CHW Training Curriculum: L.E.A.D.

MHP Salud is excited to announce our Community Health Worker training curriculum, L.E.A.D. (Listen, Empower, Advance, Deliver).  As our CHWs faced a gap in their own career development opportunities, we brought our 35 years of firsthand experience to the design of a curriculum to address this need.

2018-05-01T17:57:47+00:00April 3rd, 2018|

What is a Food Desert?

This lack of access could be a result of many factors. For some communities, healthy food isn’t available. There may not be a grocery store within 10 or 20 miles and food is often purchased from fast food restaurants or convenience stores where many items are highly processed and have lower nutritional value than fresh produce. In some cases, healthy food may be technically available but not accessible.

2018-05-01T18:05:29+00:00March 20th, 2018|