Transferable Training Modules: Building Environmental Education Opportunities with and for Mexican Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud)

Denise Moreno Ramírez, Lourdes Vea, James A. Field, Paul B. Baker, A. Jay Gandolfi, Raina M. Maier

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Abstract

Community health workers (promotores de salud) have the ability to empower communities to mitigate negative health outcomes. Current training efforts in environmental topics are lacking. This project addressed this gap by developing 4 transferable training modules on environmental health. By applying a series of surveys, interviews, and trainings, we evaluated their relevance. Partners provided favorable feedback for 3 of the 4 modules. It was also learned that the development method could be improved by engaging technically trained promotores de salud in the role of co-creators. This project has implications for environmental justice communities as it can lessen information disparities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-315
Number of pages10
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Arizona-Sonora border
  • environmental health
  • environmental justice
  • peer education
  • promotor training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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