Transferable Training Modules: Building Environmental Education Opportunities With and for Mexican Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud)
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Soil Water & Environm Sci
Univ Arizona, Dept Chem & Environm Eng
Univ Arizona, Dept Entomology
Univ Arizona, Coll Pharm
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PublisherLIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
CitationRamírez, D. M., Vea, L., Field, J. A., Baker, P. B., Gandolfi, A. J., & Maier, R. M. (2017). Transferable Training Modules: Building Environmental Education Opportunities With and for Mexican Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud). Family & community health, 40(4), 306-315.
JournalFamily & Community Health
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AbstractCommunity health workers (promotores de salud) have the ability to empower communities to mitigate negative health outcomes. Current training efforts in environmental topics are lacking. This project addressed this gap by developing four transferable training modules on environmental health. By applying a series of surveys, interviews, and trainings, we evaluated their relevance. Partners provided favorable feedback for three of the four modules. It was also learned that the development method could be improved by engaging technically trained promotores de salud in the role of co-creators. This project has implications for environmental justice communities as it can lessen information disparities.
Note12 month embargo; publication Date: 01 October 2017
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsThe project described was funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Border 2012 Region 9 Program, Border Environmental Cooperation Commission, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program grant P42 ES04940.