News and Updates2018-05-01T18:06:58+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.

5 Ways Community Health Workers Help Latinos Adopt Heart Healthy Habits

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Community Health Workers, Health|

A recent study conducted by UC Davis discovered alarming differences in the causes of dementia among people of different ethnicities. Studying donated brain tissue from 423 individuals who had died after a dementia diagnosis, researchers discovered that Latinos were more likely to also have heart and blood-related issues than other ethnicities. These findings have led health professionals to the startling realization that if you are Latino and suffer from hypertension or diabetes, you’re at higher risk for dementia. Here are 5 ways Community Health Workers can help Latinos adopt heart-healthy habits to reduce their risk of chronic diseases.

A New Community for CHWs

April 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Health Workers|

We are proud to announce the launch of a new online community built specifically for Community Health Workers. CHW Connected Professionals is a free membership site where CHWs build professional profiles, send instant messages, and participate in discussion through robust online forums. Similar to other membership sites, CHW Connected Professionals aims to help CHWs grow their professional network and skillsets by connecting them with their peers. 

Community Health Workers Can Address Hypertension

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Community Health Workers, Health, MHP Salud Resources|

Community Health Worker program can lead to powerful improvements in the health of patients with hypertension. They can help people overcome the challenges they may face in managing their blood pressure. including connecting individuals to affordable health care programs and insurance, providing individualized education and interventions on making healthier dietary choices, the importance of daily exercise, and providing individualized education on the importance of taking medications.

CHWs are a Critical Lifeline in the Era of Expensive Prescriptions

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Insurance, Medicine|

Community Health Workers, trust-worthy liaisons between medical professionals and their community, are a great resource for patients combating the negative consequences associated with skipping prescription drugs. CHWs can educate those who can’t afford their prescription drugs on how to lead healthier lifestyles and help stress the importance of managing chronic diseases.

Elder Health in the United States

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The average lifespan of Americans has been steadily increasing over the years, resulting in a growing number of adults that live to be over 65 years old. Older adults are also becoming increasingly diverse: this population is expected to transform from 7.9% to 22% Hispanic/Latino by the year 2060. As this population grows and changes, it’s important to identify and address their unique health challenges, to support safely and happily growing old at home.

Mental Health CHW-led Programs Show Promise in Latino Communities

February 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The lack of access to information and services in Spanish can prevent many Latinos from seeking care. Many CHW-led interventions recruit bi-lingual members of the community, allowing for correct interpretation of information, effective education and a way to address stigma. More importantly, it allows individuals who face language barriers the path to express their mental health concerns without fear of misinterpretation.