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NEW: HHS Office of
Minority Health Releases E-Learning Program for Promotores de Salud
An e-learning program to develop culturally and linguistically competent messengers, advocates and educators to promote health and wellness among their
peers and within their communities is now available through promotores.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov. The Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes program is a key component of the HHS Promotores de Salud Initiative, launched in 2011 as part of the HHS
Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
The goals of the HHS Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers Initiative are to:
Promotores, also known as community health workers, peer leaders, patient navigators or health advocates, play an important role in promoting community-based health education and prevention in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate, particularly in communities and for populations that have been historically underserved and uninsured.
The initiative is guided by a federal work group representing HHS agencies and coordinated by the HHS Office of Minority Health. A Promotores Initiative Steering Committee of 15 promotores from various parts of the US regularly provides information to the Promotores Federal Work Group.