The Acción Para La Salud core research project aims to determine the effectiveness of integrating community advocacy into community health worker (CHW) outreach and education activities in increasing community-driven policy change related to chronic disease prevention.
The curriculum is designed as a year-long action-learning, community advocacy and leadership training program for community health workers. The curriculum was developed and implemented for the Arizona Prevention Research Center community-based participatory research project. An application of Kingdon’s three streams model of the policy process provided on overarching conceptual framework for the training program which was delivered through workshops, ongoing team projects, peer networks and technical assistance.
Download: Acción Para La Salud Curricula
Acción Para La Salud Partners include
- Sunset Community Health Center (Yuma County)
- Mariposa Community Health Center (Santa Cruz County)
- Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. (Yuma County)
- Campesinos Sin Fronteras (Yuma County)
- Cochise County Health Department
- Santa Cruz County Cooperative Extension
- Cochise County Cooperative Extension