Edith Yoque graduated from Esperanza’s Community Health Promoters Training Program in 2007, and today is being recognized as “Mujer Destacada” by La Opinion. Esperanza’s Community Health Promoters Training Program has trained 334 community residents to become health leaders, patient advocates and health educators. Ms. Yoque, a Health Promoter continues the journey in helping other families.
“Hago visitas a las casas y veo las cosas que provocan asma, como las cucarachas o el moho y hablamos con el casero para que mejore esta situación en el edificio. No solo educamos, sino también abogamos por los pacientes”.
Edith does home visits and helps identify factors that trigger asthma such as roaches and mold. She also advocates for combating slum housing and educate patients as well.
Esperanza is very proud of Edith!