#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/17: The Power of Promotores


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Many Latinos struggle with cultural, language, and other barriers to healthcare, which is why they face disproportionate rates of diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other issues.

The good news: Promotores are an emerging solution.

Promotores, also called community health workers, patient navigators or health advocates, increasingly play an important role in promoting community-based health education and prevention in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate for Latinos.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to tweet how to utilize, train, and incorporate more promotores for Latinos:

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • Q1: What actually are #promotores? #SaludTues
  • Q2: Why do many Latinos need #promotores? #SaludTues
  • Q3: How are promotores being innovatively used in healthcare and community (churches, schools, etc.) settings? #SaludTues
  • Q4: Q5: Tip time! Name resources/methods to incorporate promotores, navigators, & community health workers to benefit Latinos. #SaludTues
  • Q5: How can a person become a promotora? What training is available? #SaludTues
  • Q6: Who are the amazing role-model promotores out there? #SaludTues

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources that can help improve Latino health.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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