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“AHEC has an interest in Proyecto Salud’s community health promoters and mentoring. It is the most cost effective and culturally competent way to deliver health services.”
–Center director, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
“Proyecto Salud’s health promoters program will really have a ripple effect in our community to strengthen family structures, improving the health of our community and the lives of the people in our community. I think it’s just a really important program.”
-Assistant Nursing Director, West Allis Health Department
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A Joint Project of CORE/El Centro and Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic
Moving Towards a Healthier Community Through Health Justice and Community Development.
Proyecto Salud, a joint project of CORE/El Centro and Aurora Walker’s Point Community Clinic, has been working in the Latino community since 2006. Our mission is to create new avenues for social change and foster a community that embraces spiritual, mental and physical health. Working with an ecological approach to public health, our philosophy is one of collaboration and civic capacity building. We work to create avenues to shift the paradigm of 'power over' to 'power with' and 'power within. The project addresses social determinants of health by taking into account neighborhood contexts, immigrant concerns, and other systemic and institutional factors that influence health.
What we do:
Education for Action: Proyecto Salud provides education that takes into consideration what the learner already knows and gives him or her tools to act on what was learned. This type of education stresses the need for bi-directional exchange of knowledge, as opposed to the traditional model where information is handed down from the teacher to the student.
Civic Capacity Building: Proyecto Salud trains health promoters and supports their community project development and implementation. These projects expand social networks in order to increase opportunities for community members to live healthy lives.
Tackle Social Determinants of Health through Action and Policy. As one of the founders of the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition, Proyecto Salud is committed to improving health outcomes in our community through tackling social determinants of health.
Developed and are implementing an innovative ecological approach to public health.
Founded and continuing to support the development of the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition.
Developed and continuing to implement a cultural competent curriculum for Latino Community Health Promoters. Proyecto Salud has trained 75 Community Health Promoters since 2007.
Participates in a number of statewide public health coalitions as an advocate for health equity including the Wisconsin State Health Plan – Healthiest Wisconsin 2020, Community Advisory Board of the UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health, and the Wisconsin Health Worker Expansion Team, the Minority Health Leadership Council and the Region V Health Equity Council of the Minority Health Office.
Trained, mentored and support the development of various health promoter projects in 20 different agencies in Milwaukee and West Allis.
Developed and implemented an immigration and health course for professionals and community health promoters with the support of the Consulado General de Mexico in Chicago.
§ 4.000 people are served by health promoter-led projects every year.
§ 10,000 program hours are provided every years by all the CHPs projects .
§ 22 health promoters volunteered 2,209 hours in 20 agencies and 4 churches in the Milwaukee and West Allis area.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services -- Promising Practice 2008
City of Milwaukee Health Department -- Commissioner’s Community Award of Excellence 2009
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader candidate 2011 (Program Director Ana Paula Soares)
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