Promotoras de Salud: Bridging Latino Health Disparities

Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2017
Grant Amount: $20,000

Community Health Partners (CHP) will develop a program in the communities of Belgrade and West Yellowstone to reach the growing, isolated communities of Latino immigrants there. Promotoras, or promoters of health, are laypersons who are trained to deliver basic health education and outreach to members of their community. An established partnership between CHP and the Montana State University INBRE Program (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) will be leveraged to create a community-based health partnership with Latinos. The project seeks to help reduce health disparities through effective health care education and basic prevention while also empowering the community to become agents of their well-being.

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