In 2020, MHP Salud and HEBNI Nutrition Consultants came together to create and disseminate a Latino and Hispanic specific Healthy Plate Brochure to individuals living in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This area includes many isolated communities known as colonias, which are made up of predominantly migrant Hispanic farmworkers. Individuals here are often hard to reach because of the underdevelopment of roads, infrastructure, and technology.
When CHWs are connected to both organization and the individual being served, they bridge a gap by providing insight, current information, and education on issues that could have a major impact on the health of individuals living in these hard-to-reach areas.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, MHP Salud’s CHWs from our Health Outcomes initiative managed to provide outreach on nutrition and managing chronic conditions to nearly 10,000 individuals either via phone or using a virtual meeting platform like Zoom. Further, when there was a need to get emergency care supplies into these isolated neighborhoods, the Knapp Community Care foundation entrusted MHP Salud CHWs to do so.