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Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic

  • Project Title: Tomando Control de Su Salud
  • Grant Period: 2006-2009 FORHP Outreach grantee
  • Program Representative Interviewed: Stella Vazquez, Director of Program Operations
  • Intervention Setting: Clinical/community
  • Program Overview: The Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic, a migrant health center in the Pacific Northwest implemented “Tomando Control de Su Salud,” an evidence-based model for chronic disease self-management that had been developed by Stanford University.

    The curriculum was implemented as a six-series class that took place at the health center over six weeks. Health center staff trained lay leaders and master lay leaders to build capacity within the community. The health center found participants experience some challenges in completing all six weeks of the program.

    Tracking of biomarkers has shown benefits for those completing the program, but staff members have not been able to identify a minimum number of classes someone can take to be successful in making changes.

Evidence-based models highlighted

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