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
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.