Promotores As Advocates for Community Improvement: Experiences of the Western States REACH Su Comunidad Consortium

Rachel Kutcher, Martha Moore-Monroy, Elizur Bello, Seth Doyle, Jorge Ibarra, Susan Kunz, Rocio Munoz, Megan Patton-Lopez, Joseph R. Sharkey, Susan Wilger, Charlie Alfero

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Abstract

The REACH Su Comunidad Consortium worked with 10 communities to address disparities in access to healthy food and physical activity opportunities among Hispanic populations through policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies. Community health workers took leadership roles in the implementation of PSE strategies in partnership with local multisector coalitions. This article describes the role of community health workers in PSE change, the technical and professional development support provided to the REACH Su Comunidad Communities, and highlights professional development needs of community health workers engaging in PSE strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-332
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 25 2015

Keywords

  • Hispanics
  • Latinos
  • community health workers
  • health status disparities
  • policy
  • social change
  • social determinants of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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