Community Health Workers (CHW) also known as Promotores de Salud are catalyst for sustainable individual and community change. The CHW model follows specific principles and operational guidelines that govern the identification, training and technical assistance, support and development, and evaluation of community health workers. It is not enough to merely hire outreach workers.
El Sol has demonstrated a robuts and positive track record in the use of CHWs/Promotores to address various factors in social determinants of health. El Sol is pleased to be a pioneer in the implementation of programs using the CHW model in the Inland Empire and to have contributed to positioning the model as an effective strategy in the region. The success coupled with increased state and local funding for CHW programs has led many organizations to value and adopt CHW programs.