More than 37 million people in the United States, or 11.3% of the population, have diabetes, and 96 million adults, or 38% of the population, have prediabetes. Certain races/ethnicity, age, and income groups show a higher prevalence of diabetes which may be related to social risk factors and other health conditions. As peers to their communities, CHWs bring a unique skill set that allows them to educate patients and adapt strategies to address patients' diabetes challenges. MHP Salud and the Corporation for Supportive Housing collaborated on this resource that explores the roles of Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Peer Specialists in diabetes prevention and control programs.
Preventive Care Checklist for Older Hispanic Adults
An essential part of Healthy Aging for adults 65 and older is being up to date with the recommended checkups and preventive care services. A good start is asking your doctor if you have completed all your yearly health screenings. Remember to include good nutrition, exercise, and self-care as part of your preventive care. Your doctor can help you determine what steps to take.
Mental Health and Underserved Latino Populations
Improving access to mental health services is a complex and multifaceted endeavor. The below recommendations are offered to overcome barriers expressed by the Hispanic/Latino and MSAW population as highlighted above.
COVID-19 and Flu Pocket Brochure
This pocket brochure was developed for Agriculture Workers in partnership with the National Center for Farmworker Health. The brochure, which is designed to fit in your pocket, includes information about how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and the Flu.
Quick Guide: Understanding Health Insurance
This resource can be printed and distributed to individuals so that they can better understand their options and other basic terms and conditions related to health insurance.
Our Healthy Plates
MHP Salud and our partners developed the following culturally-competent healthy food plate brochures that include the cultural traditions and dietary preferences of diverse communities, to learn about best practices when choosing to eat healthier.
Cultural Norms and Caregiving
Cultural norms can impact caregiving. This resource contains videos that feature interviews with actual caregivers sharing their experiences.
My Healthy Eating Plate: Middle Eastern North African Edition
Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge of nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, was designed to help Middle Eastern and North African communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods. Inside you will find information on portion sizes, nutrition facts, and tips to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits.
Our Healthy Eating Plate: Asian American and Pacific Islander Editions
Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge of nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, was designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods. Inside you will find information on portion sizes, nutrition facts, and tips to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits.
Proporcionando educación y manejo para el control de la diabetes
Este recurso proporciona herramientas educativas de prevención que los Promotores y las Promotoras de salud (CHWs) pueden usar y compartir con los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios estacionales y otras poblaciones vulnerables para reducir las complicaciones de la salud diabética.