The Decision to Wear a Cape

Community health workers(CHWs)/Promotores de salud(Ps) have proven to be the key in the fight against COVID-19 in underserved communities of color. To get a better understanding of the role CHWs/Ps have played during the pandemic, I interviewed Kenneth Artry, a CHW/P from El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center.  Shortened Transcript [Kenneth]: That sense of relief they get after […]

A Faceless Number

As of writing this blog there have been over 584,337 COVID-19 related deaths in the United States. This is a large number to say the least, yet it underscores the great impact COVID-19 has had on families and on the well-being of local communities. To get a better understanding of this impact and emphasize the […]

No Rest for the Essential Worker

Every month during the COVID-19 pandemic, the news would report the unemployment numbers of the past month. So much focus was put on those losing their jobs that the work and sacrifice of essential workers became a passing thought to many of us. Therefore, to get a better representation of their lives during the COVID-19 […]

The Impact of Chronic Absenteeism

According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Education (USED) in 2013 -2014, over 14% of students in the USA were chronically absent in schools. Chronic absenteeism is a long-time problem that schools and other stakeholders have never found solutions for. The job that every player in the education sector has to take […]

Lessons in Leadership

How Community Health Workers/Promotores de Salud Championed the Vaccination of 250 Individuals In Two Days The phone rang for Natanael Chavez on a Thursday; it was the Executive Director from El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center (El Sol) calling to let him know that they received funding from Loma Linda University to vaccinate 250 people and […]

Community Health Workers in Action

The Fight Against Misinformation During a Global Pandemic In January, President Joe Biden announced his “American Rescue Plan” which included hiring 100,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support vaccine outreach and contact tracing. Like the President, the leadership in San Bernardino saw the importance of CHWs in the fight against COVID-19.  Community Health Workers/Promotores de […]

Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Inspiration

How Community Health Workers Support Access to Health Care During A Global Pandemic On February 17, 2021, Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotores de Salud (Ps), Loma Linda University volunteers, and members of local churches gathered in Adelanto to help vaccinate 250 low-income, marginalized seniors. All over the country, non-Hispanic white individuals are being vaccinated at a […]

The Impact of Community Mental Health Support

Getting support from the people in your community is one of the major things that improve the social bond amongst people living in a given community. This support can be physical, financial, and even phycological. One of the key areas that are being embraced by several communities across the globe is mental health support by […]

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