Because we believe everyone deserves the chance to make empowered and informed choices about their health.
At Centro Hispano, the health promotion team plays a vital role in promoting and improving the health and well-being of the Hispanic community, especially Hispanic youth. The team focuses on empowering individuals and communities to make informed decisions regarding their health and adopt healthier lifestyles.
The Centro Hispano offers various programs and classes aimed at promoting health and well-being within the community. Here is an overview of those programs:
This program focuses on teaching youth in grades 6-9 how to be proactive bystanders, or "Upstanders." They learn to recognize potentially harmful situations and take safe actions to positively influence the outcome. The program helps students develop bystander intervention skills and increase their self-efficacy. The classes are taught in English, and for more information or to schedule a class, you can call 801-655-0258.
Tobacco Prevention & Advocacy
This program targets youth and educates them about the dangers of tobacco, including the increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and other health complications. Given the rising popularity of e-cigarettes, it emphasizes the importance of preventing tobacco use. For more information or to schedule a class, you can email
Families Talking Together
This program is designed for adults and helps parents build stronger relationships with their teenagers. It assists parents in preparing for sensitive and difficult conversations that will impact their teenagers' lives. The program is offered in both Spanish and English. For more information, you can call 801-655-0258.
Geared towards students aged 10 to 25, this program focuses on identifying and maintaining healthy relationships. It covers topics such as defining healthy versus unhealthy relationships, recognizing red flags, anger management, effectively and safely helping friends, and accessing community resources. The curriculum used includes Safe Dates and Upstanding. The classes are conducted in English, and for more information or to schedule a class, you can call 801-655-0258.
Making Proud Choices
Aimed at students aged 14 to 21, this program encourages teens to consider their future goals and dreams, emphasizing how unplanned pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impact their plans. The program equips teens with resources to resist peer pressure and engage in healthy conversations with partners. Parental consent is usually required for participants unless they are over 18 years old. The classes for the Making Proud Choices program are conducted in English, and for more information or to schedule a class, you can call 801-655-0258.
To participate or learn more about any of these programs, you can reach out using the provided contact information for each program.
COVID-19 and Community Health Workers at Centro Hispano
Community health workers (CHWs) at Centro Hispano have played a significant role in addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 within the Hispanic community. They have been actively involved in various activities and initiatives to mitigate the spread of the virus and ensure the well-being of community members. Here's an overview of what community health workers at Centro Hispano do in regards to COVID-19:
Education and Outreach
CHWs provide education and outreach to raise awareness about COVID-19, its symptoms, modes of transmission, and preventive measures. They deliver culturally sensitive information in multiple languages to ensure community members have access to accurate information. CHWs conduct workshops, webinars, and community events to disseminate knowledge about COVID-19 prevention, vaccination, and testing.
CHWs assist community members in navigating the complex landscape of COVID-19 resources and services. They provide information and support on accessing testing sites, vaccination centers, and healthcare facilities. CHWs help community members understand eligibility criteria, registration processes, and available assistance programs related to COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and financial support.
Vaccine Promotion and Support
CHWs actively promote COVID-19 vaccination within the community. They address vaccine hesitancy by addressing concerns and misconceptions, emphasizing the safety and efficacy of vaccines. CHWs help community members schedule vaccine appointments, locate vaccination sites, and provide guidance on post-vaccination care. They may also organize vaccination drives or collaborate with healthcare providers to facilitate access to vaccines.
Language and Cultural Support
CHWs bridge the language and cultural barriers that exist within the Hispanic community, ensuring that COVID-19 information and resources are accessible to all. They provide interpretation services during medical appointments, help individuals understand official guidelines and communications, and ensure cultural nuances are considered when delivering information. CHWs help community members make informed decisions about their health by ensuring they understand the context and implications of COVID-19 measures.
Community health workers at Centro Hispano have been instrumental in disseminating accurate information, providing support, and navigating resources related to COVID-19. Through their efforts, they help protect the health and well-being of the Hispanic community by empowering individuals with the knowledge and resources necessary to prevent and manage COVID-19.
To be connected to a Community Health Worker at Centro Hispano call 801-655-0258.