Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $20,000
This project’s goal was to develop a program to reach the growing and isolated members of the Latino communities in Belgrade and West Yellowstone with education on basic health care and disease prevention. The program trained six individuals to be “promotoras,” or “promoters of health.” Promotoras received basic training in nutrition, diabetes management and prevention, and STI prevention which they then shared with their friends and community members in informal settings. The project’s success in reaching and engaging the Latino community led the Gallatin City-County Health Department to move the program’s operations in-house thereby ensuring its sustainability.