The Integration of the Promotor into the Workforce
This presentation will share lessons learned from Visión y Compromiso’s (VyC) efforts to bring the collective voice of workforce leaders, experts who are knowledgeable about and who support the Community Transformation Model—a model for social justice and health equity—into the center of a national dialogue on emerging workforce development opportunities for promotores and community health workers.
Promotores have been largely absent from policy making that effects their work, leading to confusion about the unique characteristics of the model and misunderstandings about how to implement and support it with fidelity. VyC’s findings support full integration of the Model to promote social justice and health equity including: Tailored workforce development strategies and institutional changes, training and technical assistance to support organizational staff, and strong leadership at all levels to promote the long-term sustainability of the Model, that has the potential to positively transform communities, particularly in immigrant and under resourced communities of color.
- Six key workforce priorities identified as essential to integrating the community transformation model into varied sectors of the workforce.
- Findings from a statewide strategy to gather data related to the challenges and opportunities associated with the six workforce priorities from expert promotores, program managers and administrators most familiar with the Community Transformation Model.
- Recommendations for full and respectful integration of promotores and CHWs into the health care industry and other workforce sectors.