Promotoras Prevenir es Vida
What is the Promotoras Program?
The Promotoras Program is an education and medical outreach program in which adult Latinas ("promotoras") share information about reproductive health, sexuality and Planned Parenthood services with other Latinas. The Promotoras Program addresses the health needs of Spanish-speaking, immigrant Latinas living in some of the US poorest areas.
Who are Promotoras?
Promotoras are Spanish speaking Latina women recruited from within the community. They tend to be older respected women in the community.
Promotoras are trained to:
At the heart of the Promotoras Program are interactive, peer-to-peer outreach sessions called platicas ("small talks"). Promotoras and the Promotoras Coordinator coordinate and conduct platicas with neighbors, friends and family in participant's home or in another familiar setting.
Topics covered during the one and a half hour session include:
Promotoras = Promoters of Health
One successful education and outreach program began at San Diego State University, where Scripps created a group of health care workers called Promotoras de Salud, or Promoters of Health.
To find out more about the Promotoras Program visit plannedparenthood.org
Visit LaRaza.com to read about the success stories of the promotoras in Spanish.
Planned Parenthood: Golden Gate. Promotoras Comunitarias.
Baxt, Josh. The Scripps Foundation . Promotoras Save Lives in South Bay.
|This site was created by Charlene Ruiz in fulfillment of requirements for the course taught by Dr. Szkupinski Quiroga at , Spring 2004.|