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MHP Salud

  • Project Title: Futuros Saludables (Health Futures)
  • Grant Period: 5/1/09 – 4/30/12
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Dr. Gayle A. Lawn-Day, PhD, Chief Executive Officer
  • Location: Weslaco, Texas
  • Program Overview:
    This program, from MHP Salud, improved access to primary and mental health services, as well as nutrition and physical fitness education, for uninsured and medically disenfranchised Latino residents of rural Hidalgo County, Texas. Promotoras and community health workers worked to increase participants' access to healthcare services and knowledge about available health services and health education topics. The promotoras organized and led small group presentations and provided information about nutrition and healthy cooking, exercise, stress management, gang violence, domestic violence, substance abuse, depression and anxiety, and child neglect and abuse. The Community Health Workers went door-to-door in the colonias to speak with families about health concerns and provide information and referrals. MHP Salud continues to implement many other CHW programs.

Models represented by this program: