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.
MHP Salud has expanded its programmatic offering in Florida with the addition of the Infórmate (“Inform Yourself”) program in Central Florida. The program has brought on four young women to serve as Peer Advocates within the Latino community where they live, learn and socialize.
Program Director Anne Lee had the opportunity to interview the U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera about his experiences growing up as the child of agricultural workers with minimal health resources and how those early experiences informed his art today.
Promotores(as) have been getting enormous attention in recent years for their potential impact on directly connecting difficult-to-reach populations and health care. MHP Salud has built several programs that enable Promotores(as) to do just that.
MHP Salud to Expand on Successful Breastfeeding and First Foods Practices Among Migrant Workers using the CHW Model
MHP Salud has begun a project to expand on successful breastfeeding and first foods practices among Hispanic women in migrant camps in Florida, Michigan, and Ohio.
In Willacy County, Texas, MHP Salud's Transforming Texas program has been working with the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District for the last couple of months to provide the community with a Community Resource Guide that will highlight all public services (nonprofits, daycares, elected officials, medical, dental, and pharmacies) across the county.