PROMOTORA OUTREACH PROGRAM

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Many Hispanics in Utah face critical risk factors with regards to their health — they are often unfamiliar with local health care and food supplement options, and many fear discrimination. Recognizing the needs of this population, Holy Cross Ministries’ Promotoras – bilingual, bi-cultural outreach workers – strive to ensure that all families are healthy, safe and can navigate complex health and social systems. The Promotoras have been characterized as “bridge builders.” They play a central role in community integration and are key to every program at Holy Cross Ministries.

HCM'S PROMOTORAS OFFER THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT SERVICES:
Prenatal Classes

In order to promote healthy and informed pregnancies among expectant Latino mothers, HCM’s Promotoras use a group-education model and one-on-one sessions to teach an 8-series course on prenatal care. HCM collaborates with St. Martha’s Baby Project to provide a free infant layette once the baby is born. For more information, please contact Promotoras / Community Health Workers Esperanza Arias at 385-257-2422 or Raquel Juica at 385-257-2456.

Health Access and Outreach Services

Understanding the complexities in navigating a foreign health care system, HCM’s Promotoras provide bilingual assistance for CHIP/Medicaid applications, re-enrollment paperwork, referrals to community services, forms assistance and help to secure a primary care medical home. For more information, please call Health Outreach Program Manager Margarite Allen at 385-257-2423.

Niños Especiales Familias Fuertes (NEFF)

Understanding the complexities in navigating a foreign health care system, HCM’s Promotoras provide bilingual assistance for CHIP/Medicaid applications, re-enrollment paperwork, referrals to community services, forms assistance and help to secure a primary care medical home. For more information, please call Health Outreach Program Manager Margarite Allen at 385-257-2423.

Families Talking Together

HCM is implementing the Families Talking Together (FTT) curriculum, which is a parent-based intervention program designed to help prevent and reduce adolescent sexual risk behaviors. FTT sessions are offered by HCM’s bilingual, bi-cultural Promotoras / Community Health Workers at South Main Clinic thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACFY); and Family and Youth Service Bureau (FYSB). To schedule a session, please call South Main Clinic Promotora / Community Health Worker Esperanza Arias at 385-257-2422.

HELP SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES

Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that everyone is able to participate fully in this community. Many individuals and their families face barriers such as language, culture, abuse, and location. Your support helps us continue offering low-cost services to a critically under-served population.

Self Management Workshops

With the support of the Utah Department of Health Arthritis Program, HCM offers two six-week workshops: Living Well with Chronic Conditions and Living Well with Diabetes. These workshops are geared toward people with chronic conditions and diabetes as well as their family members and caretakers. For more information on the chronic conditions workshop, please call Promotora / Community Health Worker Raquel Juica at 385-257-2456. And for more information on the diabetes workshop, please call Promotor / Community Health Worker Carlos Flores at 385-257-2421.

Case Management Services

As a Case Manager and Promotora, Lizeth Alvarez provides advocacy services and support to victims of crime. By working closely with clients to develop care and safety plans, she facilitates access to resources necessary for promoting happiness, self sufficiency and stability during difficult times in their lives. For more information, please call Lizeth at 385-257-2406.

PROMOTORA OUTREACH PROGRAM STAFF

Esperanza Arias
South Main Clinic Promotora / Community Health Worker
385-257-2422
earias@hcmutah.org
Carlos Flores
Promotor / Community Health Worker
385-257-2421
cflores@hcmutah.org
Margarite Allen
Health Outreach Program Manager
385-257-2423
mallen@hcmutah.org
Holy Cross Ministries
Lizeth Alvarez
Case Manager/Promotora
385-257-2406
lgarcia@hcmutah.org
Maren Outsen, CSW
Therapist
385-257-2969
moutsen@hcmutah.org
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