Grand Opening for Promotores de Salud Office Set for Oct. 20

October 18, 2004

The UNT Health Science Centerâ??s School of Public Health announces the grand opening of its Promotores de Salud office near downtown Fort Worth on Oct. 20 beginning at 2 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at Hunter Plaza, 200 Burnett Street. The ceremony will include a demonstration of the Promotores de Salud model, as well as programs by the promotoras.

The Promotores de Salud program is a community outreach model. Promotoras are trained volunteers who provide health education to local Latinos in homes, churches, and community centers throughout Fort Worth and Dallas. These lay educators first learn how to teach others within their community the ways to prevent and control heart disease. Their intensive training allows promotoras to demonstrate healthy ways of cooking, life-saving heart-health information to their neighbors, friends and others in the community. The program began in December 2001.

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Contact: Kay Colley at 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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