2016 has been an amazing year of spreading the benefits of promotor de salud programming with Project SALUD (el Sur and el Norte) in Palm Beach and Marion counties. We have deepened out commitment to working with health and community-based partners in Marion County to benefit services for the immigrant communities. And, we are getting ready to begin the 4-year Stellar Program, thanks to a partnership with UF’s College of Education. RWHP focus will be on strengthening school, family and community engagement.
This year “Lets Talk About It” moves the RWHP into broad community work, engaging multi-cultural, HIV-positive women from North Central Florida in a peer outreach program. Creando Nuestra Salud continues to dominate our Florida Promotor Initative with 20 new promotores educating about early cancer detection. Advocacy has focused on the HIV/AIDS in the South with RWHP co-authoring a section on HIV and Immigrants for the Southern AIDS Manifesto, lobbying for the Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative and as panel presenters at the XIX International AIDS Conference in DC.
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Creando Nuestra Salud has a tremendous year working with 43 promotoras in 7 counties to educate on early breast cancer detection, reaching over 1200 women. The new RWHP video recounts the experiences of three Latina breast cancer survivors. Coinciding the beginning of our 20th year, the RWHP is honored to be awarded the 2011 Catalyst Award for excellence in service to farmworker communities.
Voices of Immigrants in Action (VIA) is the RWHP’s Southeastern US regional advocacy initiative. VIA addresses the emerging issues of the Hispanic immigrant community, as well as mobilizing a multi-level response to factors affecting HIV/AIDS transmission in Hispanic Immigrant communities in the rural South. Community-driven recommendations to their critical issues are conveyed in a bi-lingual video, fact sheets and policy briefs.
The Florida Council Against Domestic Violence contracts the RWHP to produce three fotonovelas for Hispanic women in rural Florida about assistance for victims of domestic violence.
Project Claridad launches "Sin Humo" (Without Smoke) its smoking cessation program with Putnam County Migrant Education.
Consultants to Lake County's (FL) new Community Health Worker Program, coordinating their initial CHW education, Hispanic Health Assessment and Spanish-language health resource guide.
Partnering with Alianza de Mujeres Activas [AMA] (FL) on early detection of breast cancer. Funded Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society to develop breast cancer novelas and educate promotores in outreach techniques.
Partnership with the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center extends to address the education and cultural competency issues around tuberculosis in the African American Community. Workshop venues include churches.
A multi-year partnership begins with the Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center for Vivir a todo Pulmon, a project to educate foreign-born, Spanish-speakers about tuberculosis and to partner with clinicians to strengthen community education and patient compliance.
Documented the experiences of the participants at the Bi-national Health Promotores Conference on HIV, McAllen, TX. Funded by Farmworker Justice.
Launched Project Claridad - an HIV prevention project developing farmworker youth peer educators. Three-year funding from the Pfizer Foundation (HIV Southern HIV/AIDS Prevention Initiative.)
Pizcando Sueños exhibited at the Universidad De Historia y Antropología and the cultural arts center FRISAC in Mexico City. In Guanajuato Mexico, the exhibit also coincided with RWHP workshops with the health brigadistas of the Rancho of Cantera Uno and fotonovela development with mothers in Chamacuaro, Guanajuato.
Worked in Arequipa, Peru with the Acociación de Organizaciones de Mujeres de Arequipa (ASOMA) to document their organization's 13 year history in fotonovela format. Created ASOMA-Proyecto de Vida.
Collaborated with Redlands Christian Migrant Association on parenting novela series.
Bi-nationally funded Pizcando Sueños [Harvesting Dreams] combines community-based research and storytelling to give voice to Mexican farmworker women in Florida.
Contracted to develop KidCare campaign for Hispanics, including traditional music, radio and fotonovelas.
RWHP begins work on HIV projects with funding from North Central Florida and National March of Dimes.