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).
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.
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 [...]
Learn from three decades’ experience with our free Sample Budget for Community Health Worker Programs template
Click here to view the Sample Budget for a Community Health Worker Program 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 [...]
MHP Salud has developed several brief reports to help you make sense of the Community Health Worker model, its applications and implications for community health.Check out the Resource Portal to see all our free resources, or click through to specific brief reports below.Hispanic Health StatisticsFull ReportExecutive SummaryUse of Return-On-Investment Analyses with the CHW ModelFull ReportExecutive [...]
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 [...]
MHP Salud CHW Navigator using Case Management System on Smartphone 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 [...]
Click here to view the Infórmate Program Manual (English) Click here to view the Infórmate Program Manual (Spanish) The 42-page Infórmate Program Manual offers teen Peer Advocates an overview how to effectively serve as such. Peer Advocates provide leadership, peer education, support and resources to promote community empowerment. 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 working as advocates and mobilizing for positive change The resource is available in both English and Spanish [...]
El Arte de Sobrevivir: Embedding support for survivors in the community with the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model
El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving) is a support group program that uses the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model to provide support to low-income, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. This model employs a Promotora (also known as a Community Health Worker) who is a member of [...]
According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanics are more likely to die from cancer than non-Hispanic whites. These disparities begin in communities with existing social determinants of health long before a diagnosis is ever reached. To combat this trend, MHP Salud has teamed up with Nuestra Clinica del Valle to provide low-income Latino communities with [...]