Our Members

California Department of Public Health, Office of Binational Border Health

Contact Member: Arnold Noriega – (619) 688-6483 – arnold.noriega@cdph.ca.gov

The Office of Binational Border Health is the lead in coordinating the SDCPC and have been instrumental in implementing curriculum development and trainings in support of promotores throughout the State of CA. We are very fortunate to have many public, private, and academic institutions/organizations working together and supporting a vital group in addressing health disparities in border and binational communities in California.

Health Initiative of the Americas

Contact member: Liliana Osorio – 619-692-5504 – losorio@berkeley.edu

The Health Initiative of the Americas has a Binational Promotores Program which includes educational material development, training and binational exchanges (Mexico U.S.) for promotores on both sides of the border. It also organizes an annual Binational Promotores Conference where participants learn about new health topics that affect the mobile populations, and at the same time have a space to share best practices and strategies implemented by the diverse network of promotores in Mexico and in the United States.

Institute for Public Health, San Diego State University

Contact Member: Maura Garcia – (619) 733-2395 – maugarcia@mail.sdsu.edu

Project Concern International

Contact Member: Connie Lafuente – (619) 791-2610 ext. 323 – clafuente@pciglobal.org

Project ALCANCE, increases opportunities for and awareness of chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and/ or management through clinical and community linkages for low income, vulnerable, Hispanic/Latina women of reproductive age utilizing the culturally tailored evidence based community health worker (CHW) model and community based participatory action (CBPA). Additionally, enhancing and strengthening CHW workforce development in the following zip codes: 92102, 92105, 92113, and 91950.

South Bay Community Services

Contact Member: Rachel Morineau – Phone: (619) 422-5005 – rmorineau@csbcs.org

South Bay Community Services- Chula Vista (CV) Promise Neighborhood initiative hires Promotores to promote Parent and Community Engagement. Their primary role includes providing supportive services to families within the CV Promise Community. Promotores work with the CV Promise teams and community in developing goals and objectives for stimulating volunteerism, strengthing community ties, responding to the concerns and needs of the community.

Poder Popular, Vista Community Clinic

Contact Member: Rosa Flores – (760) 631-5000 ext. 2131 – rosa.l.flores@vcc.clinic

Housed under Vista Community Clinic’s (VCC) Migrant Health Department, Poder Popular serves as the liaison group between local community residents and VCC. The members of Poder Popular, known as Líderes Comunitarios, work on a plethora of community health and civic engagement projects involving comprehensive health education, active transportation, food access and nutrition, community engagement, and more. Additionally, the Líderes regularly participate in community trainings on topics relevant to increasing health equity. Poder Popular meetings are held twice a month and are open to all community members.

Chula Vista Community Collaborative

Contact Member: Margarita Holguin – (619) 427-2119 – margarita.holguin@cvesd.org

Chula Vista Community Collaborative (CVCC) has had a long standing Promotores program. Promotoras conduct outreach and education in the community and work on projects that involve the health and wellness of the community. CVCC hosts training programs for Promotoras including the Promotora Academy, as well as an annual Adelante Promotores Conference. CVCC has an extensive Promotores volunteer program, Promotores Active for Community, also known as PAC. CVCC instituted an annual recognition program for Promotores.

Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH), San Diego State University

Members:
Hala Madanat – (619) 594-3754 – hmadanat@mail.sdsu.edu
Sheila Castañeda – (619) 594-0526

IBACH has a variety of research projects that train Promotores to deliver health behavior intervention in the community. Development and testing of clinic-based behavioral interventions that utilize promotoras, health educators, and patient navigators for the prevention and management of disease.

National University

Contact Member: Alba Lucia Diaz – (415) 886-5800 – adiaz@nu.edu

National University (NU) provides annual financial support for Promotoras Conference. NU also offers a Community Health Worker certificate as a pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science at the School of Health and Human Services through Extended Learning.

San Diego City College

Contact Member: Veronica Ortega – 619-388-3238 – vortega@sdccd.edu

San Diego City College (SDCC) is the home for a Community Health Work (CHW) Certificate of Achievement consisting of coursework that prepares students to work in a variety of settings related to health and human services. CHWs are also known as Promotores de Salud, Health Navigators, Peer Support Specialists, Care Coordinators and other related titles. SDCC also hosts an annual conference or training specifically for the professional development of Community Health Workers.

University of California San Diego

Contact Members:
Camille Nebeker – (858) 534-7786 – nebeker@ucsd.edu
Araceli López-Arenas – lopezara@gmail.com

Project BRIC – Building Research Integrity and Capacity
Formacion Comunitaria en la Integridad de Investigaciones
The Project BRIC team provides training and educational resources to Promotores who are involved in community health research projects. Our BRIC training assists Promotores to develop the knowledge and skills needed to carry out responsible and ethical research.