MHP Salud invites your organization to access the COVID-19 Directory for Community Health Workers (CHWs). In this directory, you can access educational resources focused on CHW and COVID-19 interventions for Latino and Farmworker Communities.
MHP Salud and Knapp Community Care Foundation Team Up to Provide COVID-19 Safety Kits in the Rio Grande Valley
MHP Salud has been awarded $15,000 in funding by the Knapp Community Care Foundation to provide COVID-19 emergency care supplies to hundreds of our project participants that reside in the Rio Grande Valley. The funding will allow Community Health Workers (CHWs) to prepare kits with face masks, hand sanitizer, a water bottle, mesh bags, educational materials, and other vital supplies.
Is your organization or health center currently looking to hire a Community Health Worker (CHW)? We've developed five new resources to help your organization avoid the common pitfalls that may occur when beginning the hiring process.
The Farmworker Health Network (FHN) stands with everyone impacted by a coronavirus (COVID-19), especially health providers and patients from special and vulnerable populations. In a consolidated effort to bring to you the latest updates, the FHN is sending biweekly newsletters with resources and information to keep you informed and assist you in continuing to serve your patient population. Information related to this pandemic changes daily, so we also encourage you to visit the CDC’s website for additional updates that may impact your specific service areas.
Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative presented MHP Salud with the Rotary District 5930 Inspirational Service Award for our commitment to provide solutions to help end hunger in our communities. Community Health Workers (CHWs) in our programs have played a pivotal role in addressing hunger and health in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley’s predominantly Latino neighborhoods, also known as Colonias. Colonias are full of hard-working families, but they often live close to or below the poverty line. These communities also face challenges in the form of unsafe housing, poor infrastructure, and the lack of critical resources and amenities. Even fresh food can be hard to find. CHWs in our programs conduct door-to-door outreach in Colonias to inform families where and how to access essential resources like food banks and community centers. The CHWs also provide information about federal assistance programs that are available to them.
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.
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
Thank you to all of our program participants, community health workers, and our funder. Through you, Salud y Vida managed to impact thousands of people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Un Paso a la Vez (“One Step at a Time”) is a new program in South Texas that uses Community Health Workers (CHWs) to help low-income, older Hispanic adults maintain independence with dignity. As part of the program, CHWs visit participants at their homes to identify their needs and create an action plan that involves their family and the larger community with the goal of supporting participants to remain in their homes with the appropriate support.
MHP Salud, a national nonprofit organization with an office in Weslaco, Texas, has received $707,066 for the first year of a new three-year cycle of grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to fund Navigator services in Texas’ Cameron, Willacy, Starr and Hidalgo Counties. The funds will continue to enable bilingual Community Health Workers (CHWs) to serve as Navigators, helping consumers understand their health insurance options and enroll in the plan they select. The assistance services take place in-person at the MHP Salud office, over the phone, and at health fairs and enrollment events.