Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Esperanza Community Health Promoters Training Program, initiated in 1995 and has trained 334 residents on  the Figueroa Corridor to become leaders, patient advocates and health educators.  Today, Esperanza’s promoters educate and train our community members on various topics.

Norma Linares certified Lactation Educator presenting on Lactation to Community Health Promoter Class of 2010.

 The presentation also included correct positions to holding the baby while breastfeeding, good latch, commons concerns, support and resources available.

Georgina Serrano presenting on the importance of breast feeding and explaining the anatomy of the human breast. 

The purpose of this presentation is to motivate mothers to breastfeed their babies.

Both, Norma Linares (class of 2003) and Gina Serrano (class of 2000) graduated from Esperanza’s Community Health Promoters Training Program and continue their great work at Esperanza in collaborative with the LA Best Babies Network as leaders of our community.


Esperanza’s Community Health Promoters Training Program was developed to trained community residents how to become leaders in their community.  With the collaboration of other organizations, the training has been a success. 

“Comenzando Bien”, Health Pregnancy Curriculum from March of Dimes  was designed to  assist participants how to experience a healthy pregnancy, as well as promoting an healthy environment.  March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  

Health Promoters learning how to properly care for their babies


Promotoras de Salud learning how to care for premature babies.

Goals of the curriculum include:

  • to give correct and adequate information in a cultural and appropriate language to hispanic women and their families about prenancy and behaviors that promote a healthy pregnancy.
  • Create a healthy environment for healthy habits.
  • Assist participants on how to become consumers of prenatal services.

March of Dimes: http://www.nacersano.org/quienes_somos/10439.asp