News and Updates 2018-05-01T18:06:58+00:00

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.

Announcing Unity Conference 2019!

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Community Health Workers, Events|

The Department of Public Health with assistance from the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, supported by the Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health, MHP Salud, and Community Resources LLC, announces Unity Conference 2019: The 20th Anniversary of the National Conference For and About Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers in Michigan, A Historic Look at the Rise of the Profession

August 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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).

One of the Most Important Women in MHP Salud History Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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.

Community Health Worker Training Spotlight: Foundations from Our Curriculum

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Community Health Workers, Training|

One of our favorite things about our new Community Health Worker training curriculum is that it is built to be specifically relevant to the existing knowledge and skills of the participants who attend. Expert in your community but new to the role of CHW?  Our CHW Foundations courses are the perfect place to begin!

An Interview With Our Training Director, Patria Alguila

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Community Health Workers|

Patria Alguila started working as a Community Health Worker in 2011. In 2014, she joined MHP Salud as a Program Coordinator. Now, as MHP Salud's training director, she helps other organizations start or strengthen their own Community Health Worker Programs.

Our Program, Salud y Vida, Concludes After Four Years

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Community Health Workers, Education, Health, Nutrition|

Thank you to all of our program participants, community health workers, and our funder. Through you, Salud y Vida managed to impact thousands of people with Type 2 Diabetes.