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Using PRAPARE® to Advance the Health of the Hispanic and Latina/o/x Communities

10.12.2022Blog

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15th to October 15th, and during this month, many entities take a moment to reflect on the history, culture, and people from Hispanic and Latin American countries. This month is also a time to reflect on the health and well-being of Hispanic and Latina/o/x communities.

The National PRAPARE® Team is proud to highlight two incredible resources during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Up first we have a podcast titled, “Using PRAPARE® in the UNIDOS Partnership.” The UNIDOS Partnership is a research project within the Arizona Prevention Research Center that is led by the El Rio Community Health Center, Yuma County Health Department, and the University of Arizona- Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Throughout this podcast, key project staff will share their perspective on the impact of using PRAPARE® within the Hispanic and Latina/o/x communities of Arizona. Additionally, you will hear how Community Health Workers (CHWs) have implemented PRAPARE® to meet the needs of the Hispanic and Latina/o/x communities during COVID-19, including lessons learned in addressing critical social needs and service referrals for mental health support.

Listen Here!

Secondly, the National PRAPARE team is excited to announce that the PRAPARE® Implementation and Action Toolkit has been translated into SPANISH! We acknowledge that many health center staff are multilingual and may prefer to have access to in-language resources. The Spanish version of the toolkit is one critical step in equipping PRAPARE® users at health centers and community based organizations with the knowledge and information they need to enhance the vital work they do. If you have feedback on the Spanish version of the toolkit, please email us at prapare@nachc.org

Download the Spanish PRAPARE® Implementation and Action Toolkit

The National PRAPARE® Team expresses our deepest gratitude to the following individuals for their diligent review and feedback in refining the Spanish version of the toolkit: Darielys Cordero, DrPH, MPH, Special Programs and Quality Director, Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico, Inc. (Puerto Rico Primary Care Association); and Alma Galvan, Senior Program Manager, Migrant Clinicians Network. We’d also like to thank their organizational leadership for supporting this important step of conducting a community review of translated materials.

As we wrap up this special announcement, we would like to hear from you about your organization’s efforts in using PRAPARE® to advance the health and well-being of the Hispanic and Latina/o/x communities. Share your story with us today!

Authors: Yuriko de la Cruz & Nalani Tarrant, NACHC

Questions? Email the PRAPARE Team