What is the Community Health Worker Model?
Community Health Workers, known in Spanish as Promotores or Promotoras, offer information and support to community members of their own socioeconomic background, language and culture. Across America, organizations are turning to Community Health Workers programs to empower underserved or hard-to-reach communities.
What needs can Community Health Worker programs address?
MHP Salud has implemented Community Health Worker programs to address a wide variety of health and social topics. Click on any of the links below to learn more.
Who We Proudly Serve
For over 35 years, MHP Salud has proudly served Latino and Hispanic communities across the United States. Since 1983, we have established CHW programs directly in four states, and have helped many other organizations begin their own programs in states and territories nationwide.
CHWs are Cost Effective
With over 35 years of history, we have the experience necessary to create a financially sound program. To confirm this, our programs are evaluated by a team of dedicated analysts, who report that MHP Salud’s programs go a step beyond and also demonstrate a measurable return on investment.
History of CHWs in America
In recent years, CHWs have been gaining national recognition for their ability to effectively address health and social issues within their communities. As the profession emerges today stronger than ever before, take a look back at some of the pioneering individuals, events, and policies that began it all.