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Family & Community Health:
doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3182465153
Lay Health Promoters/Community Health Workers

The Latino Migrant Worker HIV Prevention Program: Building a Community Partnership Through a Community Health Worker Training Program

Sánchez, Jesús PhD; Silva-Suarez, Georgina MPH; Serna, Claudia A. MPH; De La Rosa, Mario PhD

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There is limited information on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Latino migrant workers (LMWs), although available data indicate that this community is being disproportionally affected. The need for prevention programs that address the specific needs of LMWs is becoming well recognized. HIV prevention interventions that train and employ community health workers are a culturally appropriate way to address the issues of community trust and capacity building in this community. This article describes the Latino Migrant Worker HIV Prevention Program and its efforts to train and engage community health workers in the prevention of HIV among LMWs in South Florida.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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