Promotores de Salud and Health Promoter Programs
The Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) Promotores de Salud program trains Latino community members to provide culturally-competent sexuality education in Spanish to their own social networks. This education most often takes place at Home Health Parties, where a host invites several friends, family members, or neighbors to have an intimate discussion about sexuality topics ranging from puberty and reproduction to contraception and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention to reproductive cancers.
PPWI has one of the longest running Promotores de Salud programs in the state, and research* on this program has demonstrated that program participants have improved knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to breast and cervical cancer screening. Currently, formative research** is underway on this program to develop a comprehensive sexuality education program for the Latino community.
For more information on our Promotores de Salud programs, please email [email protected] or call one of our Education offices:
*Funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program
**Funded by the Healthiest Wisconsin Partnership Program