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.

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.

Introducing Our New CHW Training Curriculum: L.E.A.D.

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community Health Workers, Education, Training|Tags: |

MHP Salud is excited to announce our Community Health Worker training curriculum, L.E.A.D. (Listen, Empower, Advance, Deliver).  As our CHWs faced a gap in their own career development opportunities, we brought our 35 years of firsthand experience to the design of a curriculum to address this need.

What is a Food Desert?

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Family, Health, Nutrition|

This lack of access could be a result of many factors. For some communities, healthy food isn’t available. There may not be a grocery store within 10 or 20 miles and food is often purchased from fast food restaurants or convenience stores where many items are highly processed and have lower nutritional value than fresh produce. In some cases, healthy food may be technically available but not accessible.