Our Community Health Worker Programs

//Our Community Health Worker Programs
Our Community Health Worker Programs 2018-04-26T16:07:44+00:00

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.

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.

Cada Paso del Camino

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.

Aprendiendo Lecciones del Arte de Sobrevivir (ALAS)

ALAS supports 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.

Cada Paso del Camino

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 an application for benefits such as TANF, SNAP, etc.

Programs That Have Recently Concluded

Although MHP Salud has been involved in hundreds of Community Health Worker Programs over the course of our thirty-five-year history, we keep information about programs that have recently concluded online.

Salud y Vida 

Salud y Vida (Health and Life) aimed to help program participants make healthier lifestyle decisions through education, skill building and support. The program offered diabetes self-management education to residents of Hidalgo County, Texas, who were referred to the program based on a diagnosis type 2 diabetes and a HbA1c of at least 8.

Un Paso a La Vez 

Un Paso a La Vez helped low-income, Hispanic older adults in Cameron County, Texas, maintain independence and dignity and remain in their homes with appropriate support. Community Health Workers work with each new program participant individually via home visits.