News and Updates

News and Updates from MHP Salud

MHP Salud implements Community Health Worker programs to empower underserved Latino communities and promotes the CHW model nationally as a culturally appropriate strategy to improve health. We keep this section of our site updated with recent news and updates about our organization and its mission.

Community Health Workers are Helping the Rio Grande Valley’s Residents Through the Pandemic

June 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The coronavirus outbreak is creating unique challenges for Hispanic and Latino individuals that live within the tight-knit border communities (often referred to as colonias) of the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Across MHP Salud’s initiatives, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are stepping up to ensure that individuals are informed and receive the help they need during these difficult times.

A Message from Farmworker Health Network (FHN)

May 11th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The Farmworker Health Network (FHN) stands with everyone impacted by a coronavirus (COVID-19), especially health providers and patients from special and vulnerable populations. In a consolidated effort to bring to you the latest updates, the FHN is sending biweekly newsletters with resources and information to keep you informed and assist you in continuing to serve your patient population. Information related to this pandemic changes daily, so we also encourage you to visit the CDC’s website for additional updates that may impact your specific service areas.

Adding Better Nutrition to Cultural Dishes Doesn’t Have to be a Challenge (CHWs Know How)

April 7th, 2020|Categories: Community Health Workers, Nutrition|

Community Health Workers in our healthy living initiative programs are helping Hispanic families change the way they approach food by providing essential education around nutrition that teaches them how to build healthier meals with the foods they know and love. Having knowledge around nutrition that is readily available is an important tool that has the potential to improve dietary habits and reduce the risk of chronic disease throughout a person’s life. But in many of the predominantly Spanish-speaking communities we serve, finding nutritional information that has been adapted to align with their language and culture can be challenging.  

Community Health Worker Programs Get Creative to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

February 6th, 2020|Categories: Community Health Workers|

Domestic violence affects nearly 10 million individuals and families a year regardless of race, gender or socioeconomic status. However, women make up a disproportionately higher number of domestic violence cases. Although domestic violence does not discriminate, Latinas face unique challenges when trying to seek help. For years, MHP Salud has implemented Community Health Worker (CHW)-led programs to support Latina survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. 

Navigator Programs Provide Much Needed Application Assistance to Underinsured Communities

November 15th, 2019|Categories: Insurance|

MHP Salud has had a Navigator program for over six years. The program uses Community Health Workers (CHWs), trained as Navigators, to provide education and application assistance to the predominantly Spanish-speaking communities along Texas’ southern border. Today, the program is only one of two Navigator programs left in Texas, which has the highest rates of uninsured individuals of any state (17.7%)4.