Promotoras | Health Workers

Promotoras de Salud are community health workers that act as advocates (not physicians) for the medically underserved and uninsured. They assist this population in remaining compliant and understanding their physicians’ instructions in order to achieve the highest quality of life. Our community health workers continually receive appropriate training in order to provide the best service possible to the community.

Maria Pintor

Teresa Mendez
Director of Patient Services

Elisa Cervantes

Awards & Training

  • American Cancer Society–Train the Trainer–“Con Amor Aprendemos”—certified CAA Trainers
  • American Cancer Society, Community Health Worker Cancer Training called “Bridges” to train Community Health Workers on the new and specially designed Cancer Curriculum regarding breast, cervical and colorectal cancer
  • Ann Larkin-Huff LMSW MPH and Tracey Foster, BSN–“Coping with Death, Grief, and Loss: Helping Self and Helping Others”
  • Bayer Health Care—Using A1C Now+ machines & blood pressure monitors
  • Cancer Prevention & Control Research Network, Northwest GA Regional Cancer Coalition at Emory Prevention Research Center–“Prevention Programs that Work”
  • Health Equity Grants, GA Dept. of community Health at Morehouse School of Medicine–“2010 Proper Blood Pressure Measurement and Technique”
  • Health Outreach Partners–“Breaking Down the Barriers: A national needs assessment on Farmworkers AND Outreach”
  • Marnie Dodd, LCSW–session/training on grief and coping with loss
  • National Diabetes Education Program at the CDC Tom Harkin Global Communications Center in Atlanta–improving the treatment and outcomes of diabetes in individuals, families, communities, and health care systems.
  • Novo Nordisk–“Helping your patients with type 2 diabetes achieve 24/7 control: Once-daily dosing with basal insulin therapy” by Arturo Rolla, MD
  • Pfizer, Inc.–cultural barriers and beliefs preventing the population from adhering to their medications properly as well as training on motivational interviewing in the health world
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation–breast health awareness, new screening guidelines and other valuable informational topics
  • “Adelante Promotores” Conference in San Diego, CA–over 300 Promotores de Salud from across the United States, Mexico and Central America convened together and shared, collaborated, learned and networked on many different aspects of their work