05 April 2017

New Resource for Supporting Community Health

Hesperian's book Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain shows just how much impact community involvement can have on health. The book explores the history and strategies of Latino Health Access, an organization that trains promotores -- men and women, youth and elders -- who know their neighborhoods inside-out and are best placed to educate and organize their neighbors. LHA promotores have been successful in organizing an array of local public health projects, from teaching healthy cooking for diabetes prevention to building a park where children have a safe place to exercise.

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