Webcast: Reaching Vulnerable Populations through Promotores

Submitted by CMHE on March 29, 2016 - 4:09pm

Join NOWCastSA 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 for the live webcast of The Promotor Model: The ethical imperative to include patients in improving individual and community health, presented by leading public health expert America Bracho, MD, MPH.

Thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. anyone can watch the event live or replay the video later right here on this page.

Image from http://www.latinohealthaccess.org/board-of-directors/In this presentation, Dr. Bracho will discuss the elements of the Promotor model and how it offers mechanisms for individual inclusion and community participation in respectful ways that honor their right to self-determination, justice, tangible benefits, and to contribute to solutions to the problems that have an impact on their health and wellness.

Dr. Bracho will share how promotoras are trained to deliver quality services to assure benefits to the community and to be aware of their boundaries not only with other health care providers but also in the interactions with the individuals they are helping.

In addition, this presentation will address how to include and interact with promotoras and community in the health team in ways that contribute to improving the connection with participants, increase cultural competency, increase health literacy, improve health outcomes, address root causes of disease and despair and make the strategy relevant, all within principles of inclusion/participation, equity, benefit/quality, solidarity and social justice.

This event is part of Conversations About Ethics, a free lecture series presented by the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and The Ecumenical Center. Those who wish to attend this free, public event should click here to RSVP. There will be a reception before the event for attendees 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

About the Speaker: Leading Public Health expert, America Bracho, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of Latino Health Access, a center for health promotion and disease prevention located in Santa Ana, California. This Center was created under her leadership to assist with the multiple health needs of Latinos in Orange County. (See Dr. Bracho's TedMed Talk below)

Latino Health Access facilitates mechanisms of empowerment for the Latino community and uses participatory approaches to community health education. The programs train community health workers as leaders of wellness and change. Ms. Bracho worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for several years, after which she came to the U.S. to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her Public Health specialty is Health Education and Health Behavior.