General Topics for Community Health Workers
Resources and Reference Materials for Community Health Workers
Community Health Workers (CHWs), known in Spanish as Promotores or Promotoras, are uniquely qualified to offer support and provide health information in hard-to-reach communities because they often share the same socioeconomic background, language, and culture as the members who live within them. Across America, organizations are turning to CHWs to integrate information about health and the health care system into their community’s culture, language, and value system, thus reducing many of the barriers to accessing health services. These resources were created to provide information about the variety of health topics CHWs can help address. Additionally, there are downloadable group activities that are designed to get people moving and provide opportunities for participants to reflect on personal experiences. All resources are available for free and licensed to be distributed for educational use.
Our Healthy Plates
MHP Salud and our partners developed the following culturally-competent healthy food plate brochures that include the cultural traditions and dietary preferences of diverse communities, to learn about best practices when choosing to eat healthier.
My Healthy Eating Plate: Middle Eastern North African Edition
Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge of nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, was designed to help Middle Eastern and North African communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods. Inside you will find information on portion sizes, nutrition facts, and tips to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits.
Our Healthy Eating Plate: Asian American and Pacific Islander Editions
Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge of nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, was designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods. Inside you will find information on portion sizes, nutrition facts, and tips to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits.
Bridging Patient Access – Best Practices for Community Health Workers
As telehealth services continue to bridge patient access to health services, it is important for health centers to focus on best practices that ensure excellent delivery of care. This guide includes helpful information about telehealth service delivery, tips to providing good virtual care, and how Community Health Workers (CHWs) can engage in telehealth.
Sabor y Salud: Latino and Hispanic Healthy Plate Brochure
Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge around nutrition are an essential part of any healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc., was designed to help Hispanic and Latino Communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods.
Promotor(a) de Salud Manual (English)
The 146-page English-language Promotor(a) de Salud Manual offers an overview of basic health issues. We have placed focus on prevention, early detection, and referral. We hope this manual will serve as a key resource to support your health outreach. We all have different areas of health knowledge; each chapter contains resources and links to enhance your individual needs.
Training for your organization, made simple.
In addition to publishing resources and conducting our own CHW programs, MHP Salud offers a variety of training and consulting services to help organizations create and optimize their own CHW programs. When we provide these services, we put over four decades of experience to work to enhance your organization’s services and improve your overall reach.