The Community Health Worker Model
Community Health Workers, or Promotores(as), offer information and support to community members of their own socioeconomic background, language and culture.
All of MHP Salud’s programs apply the Community Health Worker concept to isolated and underserved communities. These community members participate in health training and share what they have learned with their families and peers. The results are powerful. Trained Community Health Workers bring information, resources, confidence and improved access to services to their communities.
Building on personal strengths, Community Health Workers / Promotores(as) gain skills and improve health in their communities.
Promotores(as) create uniquely effective strategies for addressing community health concerns by overcoming obstacles that outsiders may face.
MHP Salud develops specific program strategies for working with border colonia residents, the urban underserved and other isolated communities.
MHP Salud’s programs have improved health outcomes, empowered community members and built more effective organizations.