Health Education in Arizona
Salud con Sabor Latino (SSL)
Advancing Health in the Latino Community
We created a four-week curriculum divided into 8 sessions, with both an educational component and a cooking component featuring culturally appropriate recipes that help participants put their education into practice. The SLL program has been proven to have significantly positive impacts on health outcomes in children, teens, and families in the Latino population we serve.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP™)
Latinos suffer disproportionately from diabetes, diabetes-related deaths, and diabetes-related conditions when compared to non-Latino White Americans. During our DEEP workshops, participants learn about the human body and how to monitor it, the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes, medications and medical care, and how to manage their health through meal planning and physical activity.
Oral Health Education
Elevating Oral Health
Our bilingual oral health educators teach children from preschool through Grade 8, adults, and seniors about the importance of good oral health, the need for routine dental visits, and proper daily oral hygiene practices, including how to properly brush and floss. We provide Smile Bags containing an age-appropriate toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, as well as referrals to culturally appropriate and low/no-cost dental clinics.
I Choose Wellness
Empowering Healthy Choices
We offer culturally appropriate lessons about nutrition, physical activity, and oral hygiene to inspire youth to improve their health outcomes and address the prevalence of obesity in low-income, Latino communities.
Spreading and Sharing Knowledge about Health
Platicas offer a unique opportunity for participants to direct the conversation about health by choosing a topic from a variety of subjects. Available topics include nutrition, heart disease, breast health, asthma, oral health, nutrition, and more. Site coordinators will provide credible information on the selected topic, tailoring the information to the community.
Educating Wherever You Are
Short, engaging segments provided through social media. Each Friday of the month, we feature a different segment that is planned and presented by the same Community Health Educator, so people can receive training and education from the comfort of their own home.
Health Education in Bolivia
In Bolivia, we support our partner Esperanza Bolivia to provide health education in the areas of maternal and child health, child nutrition and development, sexual and reproductive health, vector-borne diseases (chagas, malaria), non-communicable diseases, primary mental health care, promotion of healthy habits in water, hygiene, & sanitation, and management of biosecurity protocols during pandemics.
Health Education in Mozambique
With our partner NGUNI, we provide HIV/AIDS education to families in Mozambique to save the lives of those living with this transmittable disease, as well as the lives of those around them. Through education, we help Mozambicans understand how to both prevent and cope with HIV/AIDS, including understanding the importance of testing and the proper nutrition and safety precautions needed to keep their families safe and healthy.
Health Education in Peru
Through our partner, CADEP, we support underserved communities in Peru by offering health education in the areas of disease prevention and food safety. This education helps Peruvians understand how to cope with and prevent illnesses, allowing them to better their quality of life.