Online Program

Integrating the chw/promotor(a) model into contemporary healthcare systems

Monday, November 4, 2013

Ashley Martin, MPH, MHP Salud, Bradenton, FL
Colleen Reinert, MPH, Migrant Health Promotion, Bradenton, FL
Odilia Garcia, BA, Migrant Health Promotion, Ypsilanti, MI
Engaging minority and urban populations is a key element to increasing access to health care, decreasing health disparities, and promoting healthy lifestyles. With 30 years of experience designing and implementing direct service Promotor(a) de Salud programs in farmworker, border, and other underserved communities, Migrant Health Promotion (MHP) is committed to promoting the Community Health Worker/Promotores(as) model to other organizations working with minority groups. Through its federally funded training and technical assistance program, MHP creates supportive partnerships with agencies serving minority populations to foster the development and growth of CHW/Promotor(a) programs nationwide. In this interactive presentation, MHP will highlight how its innovative training and technical assistance can serve as a model and approach for the development of strong, linguistically and culturally competent outreach and intervention services that can help guide and prepare agencies and other providers for sustainable program development. Additionally, MHP will introduce a variety of tools and resources to assist CHW/Promotor(a) program development including but not limited to health education manuals, teaching notes, implementation guides and evaluation toolkits. Special attention will be paid to the use of popular adult education methodologies and their effectiveness on individual learning. Linking popular education with our current efforts, MHP demonstrates the value of popular education with minority populations. We will focus on the use of the CHW/Promotor(a) model to assess minority health and outcomes including community progress, increased knowledge, and healthier communities.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the importance of creating partnerships to advocate for underserved minority communities. List resources for CHW/Promotor(a) program development. Describe the significance of popular education as it pertains to addressing healthier community outcomes in underserved men, women, and children

Keyword(s): Community Health Programs, Health Care Workers

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked with Migrant Health Promotion as Program Director for over a year now. I hold a Master of Public Health Degree from Tulane University. I have over 7 years of experience in the field of public health both internationally and domestically.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.