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.
What is a "Food Desert?" Lack of Access to Fresh Food is Keeping Millions of Americans in Poor Health An apple a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. But, what if there aren’t any apples? For millions of Americans living in food deserts, limited access [...]
What are Colonias? A Look at Life Inside Texas' Border Communities: 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 [...]
The results are in, and they prove the effectiveness of CHW-led maternal-child health programs It’s no secret that we are huge advocates of using the Community Health Worker model to increase breastfeeding rates among underserved populations. It’s an effective strategy that addresses the cultural barriers that many Hispanic women face when trying to [...]
An analysis by the Connecticut Health Foundation has found that Connecticut healthcare organizations can improve patient health and save money by implementing community health worker programs. Community Health Workers (CHWs), also known as Promotoras, help empower underserved communities by acting as a liaison between the community and health or social services organizations. Community Health Workers are characterized by being members [...]
In the United States, an estimated 12.7 million people signed up for coverage in the 2016 Open Enrollment, allowing them to gain or renew access to the health coverage they need. Enrolling in a health plan, however, is only the initial step. To help you go from coverage to care, the Centers for Medicare & [...]
In its second year, the Instinto Maternal Program has collected, cleaned and analyzed information from a series of community surveys and interviews with Latina mothers who work in agriculture about their successful breastfeeding experiences. The upshot: more than just the practices of the mother, the support from family members and the woman’s partner can be [...]