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

We hope 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:

Basic Health Screenings

  • Examples include:
    • Breast cancer screenings
    • Social services
    • Diabetes coaching
    • Dental
    • GYN

Health Conversations

Promotoras deliver a short educational presentation following 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.

  • Management of health related costs and bills
  • Negotiated low cost diagnostic tests and medications