Grameen PrimaCare has launched a second pilot health promotion program called Grameen Promotoras (GP). The GP program hopes to improve the health and well-being of participants by using a community health worker approach in a non-clinical setting.

We aim to show improvements in health, increased health care access and system use, and increased knowledge surrounding health-related topics critical to the participants themselves and their families. Program highlights include:

Access to Basic Health Screenings

  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes risk assessment 
  • Sugar level testing (HbA1c)

Health Conversations

Promotoras deliver short educational workshops during the weekly GA Center Meetings. Presentations cover a variety of topics including:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Mental health
  • Health literacy
  • Parenting
  • Women’s health

Health System Navigation and Referrals

Promotoras provide assistance in identifying and utilizing existing community resources. Key referral areas and support include:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Breast cancer screenings
  • Social services
  • Dental services
  • Vision services
  • Women’s health
  • Management of health-related costs and bills
  • Negotiated low-cost diagnostic tests and medications