Through the work of our Arizona Prevention Center, our College has developed curriculum for training community health workers in the areas of chronic disease prevention, including a family curriculum and a community curriculum, a mental health curriculum, and a leadership/advocacy curriculum. Our staff provides training to community health workers throughout Arizona as well as in Northern Mexico.
This project is a collaboration with the Center for Health Promotion in Northern Mexico at the Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora. The project has been adapting, piloting and evaluating Meta→Salud, a community intervention for the primary prevention of NCD.
The core research project focuses on the role of the community health worker, or promotora de salud, in health promotion and the control and prevention of chronic disease. In the last four years, the AzPRC has collaborated with border partners to explore the role of promotores in engaging community members to address policy and environmental change related to the social determinants of health.