Promotores de Salud Initiative
The goals of the HHS Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers Initiative are to
- Recognize the important contributions of promotoras in reaching vulnerable, low income, and underserved members of Latino/Hispanic populations, and
- Promote the increased engagement of promotores to support health education and prevention efforts and access to health insurance programs.
The initiative is guided by a Federal Work Group representing HHS agencies and coordinated by the HHS Office of Minority Health. A Project Steering Committee of 15 promotores from various parts of the US regularly provides information to the Federal Work Group.
The Initiative is authorized by the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.
Office of Minority Health