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.

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.

CHWs Create Pathways to Health for Rio Grande Valley Residents

August 27th, 2019|Categories: Community, Community Health Workers, Nutrition|

Our Community Health Worker (CHW)-led program, Juntos Podemos (Together We Can), is helping residents in the Rio Grande Valley change their lives by providing education and classes that promote healthy lifestyles. The program works specifically with Hispanic families who are enrolled in or eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP). It lasts 4-weeks and runs multiple times throughout the year to help as many families as possible.