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Project SALUD

Project SALUD description

Project S.A.L.U.D.

Project S.A.L.U.D. builds community assets to reverse the factors that create health disparities in immigrant communities. S.A.L.U.D. uses Promotores de Salud as a critical part of the strategy to increase health literacy, improve linkage to care and to engage community members in activities to improve wellbeing.

 

Two Communities, Two Opportunities

project S.a.l.u.d. - El Sur (The South)

Partnering with El Sol Jupiter's Neighnorhood Center in Palm Beach County, 10 promotores (male and femal lay-health workers) carry out bi-monthly campaigns. These campaigns are based ona 2012 community health assessment carried out by the RWHP and SALUD promotores.

Each promotor takes the campaign message and materials into the homes, churches and workplaces of friends, neightbors and peers to spread prevention messaging and navigation to care.

SALUD supports Jupiter's MyClinic, a program providing primary care, referrals and dental care to the uninsured.

http://www.friendsofelsol.org

www.facebook.com/elsolJNRC/

Materials

 

Project SALUD was initiated in both sites in 2012 with funds from PIRSC (Program for Immigration, Religion and Social Change) out of the University of Florida, funded by the Ford Foundation.