The Network

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In 2001, Visión y Compromiso established The Network of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (Network), which remains the only statewide effort to support the ongoing training, communication, and legitimacy concerns of promotores in California.  The Network is a forum for Promotores and Community Health Workers to exchange information related to access, quality of care, health disparities, emerging issues in community health, health policy, healthcare reform, and professional development.  The Network provides Promotores  and Community Health Workers with the skills they  need to understand and interpret the theory, methodology and evaluation associated with their community work enabling them to feel confident in a changing world.  The Network validates the Promotores as the community experts who determine community priorities via a consensus building process.  Today, this Network represents over 4,000 promotores in 13 regions of California, one region in Mexico, and many others currently in progress across the United States:

  • Southern California (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
  • Coachella
  • Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles County
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Central Coast (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties)
  • Southern Central Valley (Kern and Kings Counties)
  • Central Valley (Fresno and Tulare Counties)
  • Northern Central Valley (Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties)
  • Greater Bay Area (Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
  • Northern Bay Area (Napa and Solano Counties)
  • North Coast (Del Norte and Humboldt Counties)
  • Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Regional Committees are the vehicles that provide Promotores with workforce development and professional training, build leadership and peer support, disseminate best practices, and develop organizing and advocacy skills.  Regional Networks ensure that promotores are equipped with the skills, understanding and common language they need to transform community health, engage and educate Latino residents, and participate fully in local, state and national discussions relevant to culturally specific delivery of services, health reform and institutional and community change.  This organizational structure brings promotores together across multiple sectors and provides a forum to share best practices and resources.