Promotores de Salud - Health and Wellness Initiative
The Latino community has specific health challenges and barriers. To assist the community in developing strategies to overcome these barriers, La Paz Chattanooga employs a full time health advocate who helps our clients navigate the health care system and educates the community on Latino health related topics.
Promotores de Salud
Promotores de Salud (Health Promoters) is an evidenced-based program that takes a multifacted approach in addressing physical, educational, and social health.
La Paz launched this program in order to address various health concerns within the Latino community. This includes prenatal care as well as family planning, birth control, diabetes, childhood obesity, and nutrition. Through client consultations, the La Paz Promotores de Salud provides information and referral services as well as education to equip our Latino clientele to make healthier choices and gain access to resources in the community.
Ongoing Health and Wellness Programs
Tomando Control de Su Salud
“Tomando control de su Salud” The Spanish version of the University of Stanford’s nationally –recognized “Chronic Disease Self-Management program.” In the 6-week course, participants learn to improve communication skills with healthcare providers, plan healthy meal, adopt tools to manage stress and anxiety and make action plans to increase physical activity.
The program is free and participants receive a Healthy Living book, relaxation CD (both materials in Spanish) and a gift card if they complete 4 of the 6 sessions.
Smart Eating Course
In this six-week series of meetings clients learn how to cook healthy, good-tasting foods, set up a personal and family meal and snack plan, save money on food purchases, save time in the kitchen, and how to store food in safe and lasting ways.
The Food and Nutrition workshop is made available through a partnership with the Hamilton County's Office of The University of Tennessee Extension, which helps to provide localized educational programs to help resolve community needs.
L.E.A.N Program (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, & Nutrition)
In this six-week educational consulting course, optimal health is achieved through a balanced four-pronged approach to wellness including lifestyle choices, exercise options, mental health (attitude) and nutrition.
Educational Outreach Workshops
La Paz offers educational workshops to Latino families with children in regional elementary school based sessions. We work with family partner specialists, teachers and principals to identify potential parents and ensure follow up and engagement.
As part of our health and wellness initiative, La Paz conducts prenatal, educational workshops throughout the community as well as one-on-one consultations. Pregnancy education is an important topic for the Latino community. There is a large portion of the community that has a misunderstanding of and maybe even misguided culturally-based belief sytem related to pregnancy and prenatal care. Our prenatal classes, conducted in Spanish by the La Paz Health and Wellness Coordinator, relay important health information related to pregnancy and family planning.
La Paz's Health and Wellness Partnerships
For More Information
For more information or to schedule a health consultation, please contact Jessica Cliche, the La Paz Health and Wellness Coordinator, at jcliche@lapazchattanooga or call the La Paz office at 423-624-8414.