The promotores de salud (health promoters) model is La Clínica’s preferred educational outreach strategy. Aimed at improving long-term health outcomes among Latinos, promotores engage with members of the local community as health education leaders. Managed and trained by members of the CHA and Medical Case Management teams; the program has over 50 participants.
The promotores de salud program educates patients about medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer and HIV, as well as health and social issues like nutrition, fitness and domestic violence. This information is given through organized community events (i.e. health fairs), targeted group therapies (i.e. Club de Pacientes and Entre Amigas) and informal charlas (chats) in La Clínica’s waiting room.
To become a promotor de salud, fill out this application or contact:
- Health Promotion Team
- (202) 462-4788 ext. 320