THE HEALTH INITIATIVE OF THE AMERICAS
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Promotoras/es (outreach workers) provide outreach and education to members of their community. Often their training is on-the-job, not formal, and in many cases they are volunteers. Promotoras/as are an integral part in linking underserved populations to existing resources and services. Promotoras/es play key liaison and educator roles among agricultural workers in particular, and their familiarity with binational health issues in the context of migration is imperative. The HIA promotoras/es program has two components: promotoras/es training manuals on migration and health (Occupational Health Manual, Sexual Reproductive Health Manual, Menatal Health Manual), and promotoras/es exchanges and binational conference.
The Health Initiative of the Americas has worked to advance the field through a Promotoras Paper and the development of a Policy Brief.
The annual Promotoras Conference, organized by the Health Initiative of the Americas a program of the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, will take place this year in San Francisco California on March 11th and 12th.
This year’s goal is to share with participants the best practices and strategies implemented by the diverse network of promotores in Mexico and in the United States, working towards the development of a binational promotoras model.
The topics that will be covered during the conference include: Empowerment, human development and leadership Training on how to work with immigrant populations:
Click here to download tentative agenda.