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 on health and nutrition services, as well as empower individuals and families to access the services they may need. 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 make 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 our Promotores by providing them training, skill development workshops, and work experience, thus preparing them for careers in the healthcare industry.
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.
Thank you to Health Net for funding programs like ours that aim to reduce health disparities in our community.
We are still accepting applications on an ongoing basis, see form below. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org