St. Louise Resource Services has a Community Health Promotores Program!
A promotor is a volunteer community health worker who builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy.
This program is designed to promote community awareness of health and nutrition services, as well as empower individuals and families to access the services they may need. StLRS accomplishes this by recruiting individuals as volunteers within the community who have a close relationship with the obstacles and struggles their community faces regarding health knowledge and accessibility. Their unique connection to their community makes them effective in increasing the awareness of health insurance benefits, social services, food assistance programs, and preventative health topics.
Aside from addressing community health, this program also invests in StLRS Promotores by providing them training, skill development workshops, and work experience, thus preparing them for careers in the healthcare industry.
StLRS Promotores will conduct workshops and outreach events at locations that are regularly accessed by community members, such as schools, neighborhoods, and local churches. The initiative is an extension of StLRS’ work to connect individuals to government-sponsored programs such as Medi-Cal, Covered California, and CalFresh.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Health Net. StLRS depends greatly on support from partners like Health Net to make programs like this possible and help reduce health disparities in our community. To share potential funding opportunities with StLRS, please contact Sara Villagran at [email protected]
We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for future StLRS Promotores cohorts, see the form below. For more information, contact us at [email protected]