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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™)

Preventing Diabetes

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. 

Platicas (Talks)

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.

Virtual Segments

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.

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Passion in Phoenix

Do you remember when you found your passion? Maria Alicia was 14, working at a summer job at a community center in central phoenix. One day, a mom came in pushing a…

Look Around, Look Within

May is Mental Health Month May is Mental Health Month. Mental Health America and many others have observed May as Mental Health Month since 1949.   This May, the theme is “Look around,…

Investing in Clean Water Globally

Lack of clean water, sanitation, and hygiene contributes significantly to the global burden of disease. To combat unsafe water, there are two broad categories of water systems, centralized and decentralized.  Centralized Centralized…

Three Ways to Eat Healthy this Spring

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.”  – Bethenny Frankel, Businesswoman Advance’s community health educators know a lot about preparing and eating healthy food. Participants in their…

Children’s Dental Health Month

According to the CDC, by age 8, 52% of children have had a cavity in their baby teeth. Equally surprisingly, on average, 34 million school hours are lost each year due to…

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Pasos para una Vida Saludable

Pasos para una Vida Saludable El peso saludable varía de persona a persona y debe establecerse con el apoyo de un nutriólogo o un médico especialista en esta área. Bienvenido 2023, y…

Two women on exercise mats working their core muscles.

Steps for Healthy Living

Healthy Weight Week Happy New Years!  Have you set a New Year's Resolution this year? Many people do set resolutions each year and the most common ones are around health and wellness. …

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by: Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator Lead Trainer Pink is abundant every October, but why do we promote this color when this month arrives? And why do global organizations with as…

Meet Sandra, a diabetes warrior

Sandra entered the hospital to deliver her second child full of hope. She had been eagerly awaiting the expansion of her beautiful family. She never could have anticipated the bittersweet feeling she…

Health Education

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™)

Preventing Diabetes

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. 

Platicas (Talks)

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.

Virtual Segments

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.