Connie Lafuente 
Outreach Coordinator                                        California Office of Binational Border Health 


Friday October 7, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM PDT

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San Diego City College 
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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Advancing Your Agency with Promotores/ Community Health Workers 


To help community clinics, health centers and city, state, and other agencies throughout the State of California, address health disparities by implementing the promotores model


  • Learn about the National Promotores de Salud Initiative and what it has to offer
  • Gain an understanding of the promotores model
  • Find out how to implement a promotores model within your organization
  • Hear from existing promotores programs throughout the State of California
  • Listen to promotores about their experiences


Who should attend: Health Center/Community Clinic Administrators, Executive Directors/CEOs,  Program Directors, Managers, and Coordinators, Health Education Coordinators

Tentative Agenda 

9am-10am   Registration

10am-11am  Welcome  

10:00-10:05  Welcome by San Diego City College- Dr. Terry Burgess, President

10:05-10:10  Welcome by California Department of Public Health- Dr. Ron Chapman, Director

10:10-10:25  Promotores Workforce Needs Assessment- April Fernández, Program Manager, COBBH

10:25-10:45  Keynote/Discussion with Teresa Niño, Promotores de Salud Initiative, Director, U.S.Health and Human Services, Office of Public Engagement

10:45-10:55  Questions and Answers

11am-12pm  Promotora Model Overview and Issues    

11:00-11:15   Overview of a the Promotores Network in California- Melinda Cordero-Barzaga, Vision y Compromiso

11:15-12:00  Implementing the Promotora Model (recruitment, training, certification, occupational/promotor rights) - Carlos Londono, Director of Programs, Tiburcio Vazquez Health Center

12:00-12:10  Q&A

12:15pm-1pm  Lunch

1pm-2pm  Agency Panel- Discussion on success, obstacles, ideas

 2pm-3pm  Promotor Panel- personal testimonies

3pm-3:30pm  Closing remarks and Evaluation- Carolina Huerta, San Diego Prevention Research Center