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Montgomery County, MD, USA

Initial Training

Destiny Church was International HELP’s first domestic project. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, IHELP partnered with Destiny Church to train 21 Community Health Workers (CHWs). IHELP was able to provide education that focused on specific health problems found in the community, which ultimately provided greater education to the Hispanic community and connected them with proper resources.

At the end of the training, the CHWs conducted a health fair at a local school for the surrounding community. They took vital signs, did basic disease screenings, and taught about nutrition. 

One CHW, Mariela, had been a diabetic for 10 years. With tears in her eyes, she shared how life-changing the information in the nutrition training was: “I always thought I was making the ‘healthier’ choice but really didn’t know at all. Now I am empowered with the right knowledge to take responsibility for my health and make changes.” Mariela lost 20 lbs over the 8-week training period!

Training Topics

  • Vital Signs
  • Nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Dental Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Respiratory Illnesses

Where:

USA

Date:

Fall 2016

# of Trained CHWs:

21

Focus:

Initial Training

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