El Sol Training Center
Each year, we serve over 90,000 community residents through various programs led by CHW and promotores. Serving the Inland Empire during these years has been our priority, achieving positive and measurable change.
We offer foundations and other organizations technical assistance on the development and implementation of CHW and promotores training and interventions, including identifying and targeting community health priorities. As a frontrunner in CHW and promotores training and practice in the Inland Empire, we are the co-founder of various local training curricula and programs including the Loma Linda Promotores Academy.
Our Training Center Vision
Our vision is to facilitate community health worker and promotor capacity to serve as catalysts for change through a holistic and transformative learning approach.
Our Training Center Mission
Our mission is to enable transformation through relevant blended opportunities that ensure continuous growth in CHW and promotors’ identity and proficiency as community agents of change.
With vast experience in developing CHW and promotor training curricula for over 15 years, we embrace holistic growth through the CHW and Promotor Training Center. With many areas of expertise, we incorporate CHW and promotores in the development of training material, delivery, practice, and evaluation, to ensure relevance during the transformative learning process. Through exposure to direct CHW and promotores experiences, critical discussion, skill-building, and field-work, we ensure that every CHW and promotor has the opportunity to learn and apply popular education and non-traditional methods to analyze and create new solutions and ideas for action; successfully addressing health disparities in vulnerable communities.
Through a holistic training approach, we prioritize the growth of the CHW and promotor as an individual. We acknowledge an empowered CHW and promotor is an expert and leader in relationship building and compassionate community work.
We facilitate an atmosphere of trust to create a safe space to dialogue openly and be able to modify the training structure if need it, to transform CHWs and promotores and facilitator which will end to the wellbeing of communities through training that embraces and promotes personal, practice, community and political change.
Training and the Spectrum of Prevention
Integrating emotional stable and skilled CHW and promotores into homes, communities, and different systems is one of our priorities. By adapting the Spectrum of Prevention, we aim at transforming CHW and promotores to then apply preventive efforts addressing the determinants of community health at various levels beyond health education. We strive to address the current public health issues with relevance and aptitude.
Every CHW and promotor who goes through our trainings is not just knowledgeable and skilled in the many areas they practice in, but each one feels emotionally ready and competent enough before engaging in new activities or areas of practice. We continuously practice self-assessment, and strive to provide ongoing blended opportunities for each CHW and promotor to strengthen their capacity in the areas they feel less experienced in. We believe a one-size-fits-all training is impractical. Therefore, each CHW and promotor is able to individually identify training opportunities to grow in and further nurture, while reinforcing their expertise. Only then are CHWs and promotores ready to positively impact the community at large. Community-focused competencies and learning outcomes are at the forefront of all our training curricula.
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