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 [...]

2015-12-07T20:03:36+00:00December 7th, 2015|

New Cada Paso del Camino program teams up with clinic to provide cancer services

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 [...]

2015-12-11T14:31:44+00:00November 12th, 2015|

Integrate CHWs into the rest of the Health Care Team with 9 Tips

  Click here to download Nine Tips for Integrating Promotores(as) into Health Center Teams Changes in health care policy have shifted delivery systems towards more patient-centered models of care. To adapt, Health Centers have sought new strategies, such as Promotor(a) de Salud programs, to reform the way their care teams function. As members of the [...]

2016-04-08T16:19:34+00:00November 10th, 2015|

Have fun while teaching mothers about breastfeeding with our free Myth or Fact Card Game

Download the free card game and instructions here This bilingual card game can be printed out and used to spark conversation among participants about the realities of breastfeeding. To print, ensure that pages are printed double-sided and flipped along the short edge of the page, then cut the cards into fourths.   Statements that can be [...]

2016-04-08T16:34:53+00:00November 2nd, 2015|

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera reflects on art as medicine

  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. He also discussed the need for culturally-appropriate health education in the farmworker community, and [...]

2015-10-21T21:44:06+00:00October 21st, 2015|

Learn about finding the true value of CHW programs with our new ROI Analysis Brief Report

CHW Programs ROI Analysis Brief Report Full Version CHW Programs ROI Analysis  Brief Report One Page Version Community Health Workers (CHWs) represent a link between members of the community and existing healthcare resources. They have had notable success reaching out to vulnerable communities in the United States with culturally tailored services. Despite mounting evidence of the positive [...]

2016-04-08T17:13:31+00:00October 19th, 2015|

Understand best practices for supervising CHWs with our Brief Reports on CHW supervision

Supervising CHWs Brief Report Full Version Supervising CHWs Brief Report One Page Version What distinguishes Community Health Workers (CHWs) from other health care providers is their unique ability to understand and navigate the local norms and culture of underserved communities as members of those communities themselves. While their position as a peer is their greatest asset, it [...]

2016-04-18T16:23:47+00:00October 9th, 2015|

Learn about addressing diabetes with the Community Health Worker model

Diabetes and the CHW Model Brief Report Full Version Diabetes and the CHW Model Brief Report One Page Version Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been used effectively to help improve a variety of health outcomes. The incidence of diabetes among U.S. adults has tripled, from 603,000 new cases in 1990 to 1,812,000 in 2009. In addition, [...]

2016-04-18T16:11:46+00:00October 9th, 2015|

Breastfeeding goes social in Twitter chat for Hispanic Heritage Month

MHP Salud and more than a dozen breastfeeding advocate agencies took to Twitter today in a bilingual conversation about breastfeeding under the hashtags #WellnessWed and #DandoPecho. This was set to celebrate Latina breastfeeding traditions during Hispanic Heritage Month. Organizing agencies MomsRising and Amor Maternal program funder HealthConnect One posed a series of questions to the [...]

2015-10-07T20:21:43+00:00October 7th, 2015|

Spread awareness about mental health with Community Health Workers and the new Salud Para Todos Program Manual

Click here to view the Salud Para Todos Program Manual (English) Click here to view the Salud Para Todos Program Manual (Spanish) This 71-page Program Manual is designed to walk Community Health Workers, or Promotores(as) de Salud, through strengthening knowledge about mental health issues and coping mechanisms and utilizing resources to help those suffering from mental health [...]

2017-05-04T17:42:41+00:00September 22nd, 2015|