Improving health outcomes for one of our nation’s largest population groups.

Latinos constitute the fastest growing minority group in the United States, and many face substantial health challenges and obstacles to obtaining health care.

The KDHRC Latino Health program addresses the unique health risks of Latino families and communities. Our projects explore optimal methods for community-based organizations to deliver health education to Latinos and ways to decrease their barriers to health care.

Our Latino Health Resources website disseminates our completed programs to community-based organizations. There you will find culturally appropriate, easy-to-use programming, such as promotora training tools and family-based interventions, to improve the health of the families in communities you serve.

Dientes Fuertes, Vida Sana

Dientes Fuertes, Vida Sana is a culturally competent training program that teaches promotores de salud (community health workers) to build Latino caregivers’ knowledge about how to prevent early childhood tooth decay and obtain dental care for their children.

En Familia: Families Partnering for Health

En Familia improves Latino families’ abilities to navigate the health care system and manage their health and health care. The multi-session program, which is presented at nonprofit, faith-based, and community-based organizations, uses an intergenerational, family-based training approach.

Familias Fuertes

Latinos experience significant health disparities and barriers to care when coping with cancer. This product trains promotores to support families with children, a vulnerable population presently underserved by existing programs.

Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC)

KDHRC is finalizing the development of the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC) program, which includes resources to support NPOs’ formation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programs

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May 17, 2017
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May 18, 2017
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Latino Health

Programs in this area have trained lay health workers (promotoras) to help low income Latinos find, use, and understand health information; improve the dental health of young Latino children; and reach women with information on lupus.

Staff Contact
Rosa Smith, MPH
Research Associate I