Elder Health in the United States

The average lifespan of Americans has been steadily increasing over the years, resulting in a growing number of adults that live to be over 65 years old. Older adults are also becoming increasingly diverse: this population is expected to transform from 7.9% to 22% Hispanic/Latino by the year 2060. As this population grows and changes, it’s important to identify and address their unique health challenges, to support safely and happily growing old at home.

February 15th, 2019|

Mental Health CHW-led Programs Show Promise in Latino Communities

The lack of access to information and services in Spanish can prevent many Latinos from seeking care. Many CHW-led interventions recruit bi-lingual members of the community, allowing for correct interpretation of information, effective education and a way to address stigma. More importantly, it allows individuals who face language barriers the path to express their mental health concerns without fear of misinterpretation.

February 7th, 2019|

Announcing Our NEW CHW Training Workshops!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new training workshops. These 4-hour training sessions function similar to electives within our L.E.A.D. curriculum, which provides comprehensive training for Community Health Workers and individuals across the organizations they serve. Unlike the central curriculum, which seeks to educate and empower participants according to their role, workshops instead aim to enable an entire team within an organization to design and implement their own Community Health Worker program that addresses a specific issue within their community.

October 23rd, 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).

August 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.

July 3rd, 2018|

Thirty-three years of service: How it all began

MHP Salud’s history is characterized by cycles of empowerment. Three people foundational to enacting these cycles were Sisters of Mercy Mary Maurita Sengelaub and Judith Mouch and former migrant farmworker Genoveva Martinez. From modest beginnings, they ignited thirty-three years of health programming, spanning the entire country to aide not only farmworkers in the Midwest, but [...]

January 21st, 2016|

Learn from Three Decades’ Experience with our Free Sample Budget for Community Health Worker Programs Template

This free budget template is presented as a sample, based on a year-round program with four full-time Community Health Workers. It is provided as a starting point to give you an idea of the line items and categories of expenses that you will want to consider in planning your budget. Many, if not all, of the amounts, will vary based on your location, organization, staffing required to implement the program, etc.

January 19th, 2016|

Run your Community Health Worker program effectively with our free Supervision Manual for Promotor(a) de Salud Programs Manual

Click here to view the Supervision Manual for Promotor(a) de Salud Programs This Supervisor’s Manual was developed to provide basic guidelines to supervisors of Promotor y Promotora de Salud programs. A variety of people, with different supervisory experience, might supervise a Promotor(a)program. They could range from newly-hired Program Coordinators to Program Directors and Outreach Coordinators. Regardless of [...]

January 5th, 2016|

A Year in Tech at MHP Salud

Over the decades that MHP Salud has championed the Community Health Worker (CHW) model, the model has retained its core elements of community-centered care and empowerment, but recent years’ rapid technological change has given CHWs new tools they can use to broaden and deepen their impact on their community.

December 17th, 2015|

Build teen Community Health Worker Competency with the new Infórmate Program Manual

With training, information and resources, Peer Advocates improve the health of their communities by: addressing difficult topics that influence our individual and community options, educating our peers about the positive and negative consequences of our choices, linking peers and their families to mentoring, health care and social services, and working as advocates that mobilize for positive change.

December 9th, 2015|