Posts For Category: "Promotores"

CREA Results Mobile Health Unit

The Ventanilla de Salud, a program of the Mexican government trough the Border Health Commission, provides culturally competent health and social services and information at the 50 Mexican consulates across the United States. Mexican nationals living in the U.S. can access health information, counseling, and referrals at a Ventanilla de Salud. Through the Ventanilla de […]

The Benefits of an Academic Affiliation with a Nonprofit Promotores Program

Strengthening families in their core capacities to be productive and contributing citizens, raising healthy and academically prepared children is an important societal goal. During the early 1990s, because child abuse was recognized and often being spoken of as a “national epidemic,” the United States was experiencing an explosion of programs introduced to impact and hopefully […]

El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center

Setting and background—Describe the location of the program or project and the community’s characteristics, including local health and social conditions. Include community assets, needs, and unique challenges. El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center (El Sol) was founded in 1991 as a grassroots nonprofit organization with the mission to serve the educational needs of low-income, non-English-speaking individuals. […]

Community Health Worker Integration: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Hypertension Self-Management

Community Health Workers as Part of the Hypertension Self-Management Care Team Nearly 30 percent of adults in the United States have hypertension, which places them at a greater risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of death.[i][ii] Infrequent provider interactions are insufficient to adequately support behavior change among clients self-managing […]