“Being a community health worker allowed me to grow personally and develop abilities and skills that I would have not imagined possessing before. During my personal growth and the training, I realized that I could provide so much and truly help my community.”
Bringing Whole Person Care to the Community
The Promotores Academy was founded in 2011, by a partnership between El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center and the Institute for Community Partnerships at Loma Linda University. The Academy was established to fill the gap in CHW training in our local region and to develop a much-needed workforce that is ideal for linking the community to the social and healthcare systems. Through the training and implementation programs, the Academy provides expertise in research and evidence-based curricula, workforce integration capacity building, and support in organizational readiness.
We train community health workers to foster and sustain health in their communities. Students receive training in individual and community capacity building, health promotion and disease prevention, cultural mediation, advocacy, home visitation skills, and more. The Academy provides ongoing support and mentorship to build professional and workforce capacity.
Loma Linda University and El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center (ESNEC) have partnered together to develop a Promotores/Community Health Worker (CHW) Academy. This partnership strives to further establish a high level of consistency and performance of community health workers.