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Community Health Workers Improve Mental Health Outcomes

Community Health Workers/Promotores(as) de Salud are well-situated to address mental health concerns in underserved communities. They act as a bridge between affected individuals and available resources. Community Health Workers combat stigma by educating and conducting outreach on mental health within the community.

2019-01-25T22:14:27+00:00January 8th, 2019|

CHWs Can Meet the Health Needs of Island Residents

In 2015, chronic diseases (those that are not infectious but rather have slow progression and long duration) accounted for over two-thirds of all deaths in the Pacific Islands. Tragically, 70-75% of deaths in the Pacific Islands are considered premature, occurring before age 60. There is clearly a demonstrated need for high quality, cost-effective healthcare services.

2018-12-12T16:41:36+00:00December 10th, 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 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|

Inside Texas’ Border Communities: What are Colonias?

Many of MHP Salud’s direct service programs operate inside the Rio Grande Valley’s colonias, which are defined by The Texas Office of the Secretary of State as residential areas along the Texas-Mexico border that may lack basic living necessities like potable water, septic or sewer systems, electricity, paved roads, or safe and sanitary housing.

2018-05-01T18:04:04+00:00March 15th, 2018|

This infographic proves the effectiveness of Community Health Worker led programs!

This infographic proves the effectiveness of Community Health Worker led programs! You may have seen our blog in August about the fantastic outcomes we found in our Amor Maternal program.  It turns out, Community Health Worker led breasfteeding programs are fantastic at increasing exclusive breasfteeding rates up to and beyond six months [...]

2017-10-13T21:06:07+00:00October 13th, 2017|