Our Community Health Worker Programs
MHP Salud bases all of its work on close collaboration with community members (Community Health Workers or Promotores and Promotoras) who improve the health of their communities with community-based health education and activities. Within this framework, MHP Salud has developed several community health worker programs and “models.” A model is a particular strategy and set of tools for creating programs.
Each model is designed to reach a specific group of people, address a particular health issue or both. MHP Salud and other organizations use these models to guide program development in a variety of settings. To create a local program, MHP Salud works with community members and community organizations to select the most appropriate model and adapt it to the community and to local circumstances.
Here is a sample of some of the programs we have ran at MHP Salud:
Aprendiendo Lecciones del Arte de Sobrevivir (ALAS)
ALAS supportss Latino(a) survivors of sexual assault and offers participants opportunities to share their experiences and perspectives with other survivors, with the aim of establishing a network of peer support. Participants are also provided with information about local resources for sexual assault survivors.
Community Health Workers provide basic information and education regarding breast, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and screening, with an emphasis on referring eligible individuals for cancer screenings.
Capacity-Building Assistance Program
Our capacity-building assistance program provides assistance to Migrant/Community Health Centers and other stakeholders in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Community Health Worker programs.
Colonia Outreach Program
Promotores(as) (or Community Health Workers) provide culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance filling out application for benefits such as TANF, SNAP, etc.
El Arte de Sobrevivir
El Arte de Sobrevivir focuses on providing support for low-income and Spanish-speaking Latinas, and aims to eliminate gaps in services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence through outreach, referrals for services, and art-based support groups.
Juntos Podemos (Together We can) promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyles in order to maintain healthy weight among families in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
The Navigator program employs Community Health Workers to help uninsured people understand their health coverage options and complete eligibility and enrollment forms in order to access them.
Salud y Vida (Health and Life) is a program dedicated to improving the health of members in the community diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The program employs Community Health Workers who provide a participant-centered approach through education, skill building and support to help participants live healthy lifestyles.
Un Nuevo Mañana
Community Health Workers (CHWs) partner with local organizations to provide referrals, intervention, advocacy, accompaniment, support services, and related assistance to survivors of sexual assault
Vivir una Vida Plena
Vivir una Vida Plena (Living a Fulfilling Life) is a program dedicated to promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles among individuals at high risk for, or diagnosed with the early stages of chronic diabetic kidney disease (CDKD).
Voces Unidas (United Voices) uses Community Health Workers (CHWs) and peer support leaders to provide outreach and support for sexual assault survivors in Willacy and Cameron Counties in Texas.