By Michelle Wilson
Special to The SUN
San Juan Basin Health Department’s (SJBHD) Promotor Program has received three more years of funding.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Health Equity has awarded SJBHD $216,431 for its first year to continue work on increasing access to care for primarily Hispanic/Latino populations to help reduce chronic disease and improve health outcomes.
This is accomplished by hiring promotores, Hispanic/Latino community members who receive specialized training. Promotores are active in their communities providing outreach, health screenings, one-on-one health coaching and serving as a bridge to better connect their clients to the health care system through referrals.