2020 Adelante Promotores Conference

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2020 Adelante Promotores Conference

 

“Promotores in the Workforce = Health Equity”

August 14, 2020

8:00am – 4:30pm

 

Double Tree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley

7450 Hazard Center Road, San Diego, CA 92108

About the Theme

Without access to livable and stable incomes, Promotores de Salud/CHWs (P/CHWs) positions maintain the status quo that perpetuate income inequality.  Adequate income drives equity, more specifically health equity. Health equity is a primary outcome of employing P/CHWs who create and maintain healthy communities. However, P/CHWs cannot support the creation or maintenance of healthy communities without access to and knowledge of health and other services themselves. Moreover, Promotores and CHWs often come from the communities they serve, bringing to the table valuable lived experience. For this reason, P/CHWs in the workforce, with full-time, permanent positions can further drive health equity by elevating their quality of life, in turn, facilitating a permanent connection between invaluable health resources and their communities. Creating permanent connections and building trust in the community is work that requires sustainability and needs to be elevated, celebrated but most importantly valued. 

Purpose

  1. Celebrate the work of Promotores/CHWs
  2. Recognize outstanding Promotores/CHWs in San Diego
  3. Improve the professional skills of Promotores/CHWs
  4. Improve the personal skills of Promotores/CHWs (to manage the impact of their work on personal life)
  5. Increase the knowledge of Promotores/CHWs on health related information