Centro Hispano de East Tennessee
Latino Promotora Program
The Latino population of Knox County and surrounding areas are rapidly growing, and many Latinos face multiple barriers to accessing affordable reliable health services. Additionally, Latinos in the United States are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes and more likely to die from the disease. In the first year, Centro Hispano’s Health Promotoroa Program expects to serve at least 225 people through health workshops and screenings, to assist at least 100 people through phone calls or walk-ins, and for the Promotora to conduct at least 40 home visits to follow-up on preventative care and education.