Lay Health Promoters/Community Health WorkersSalud Para Su Carozón—A Latino Promotora-Led Cardiovascular Health Education ProgramSpinner, Jovonni R. MPH, CHES; Alvarado, Matilde MSN, RNAuthor Information Division for the Application of Research Discoveries, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Correspondence: Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES, Division for the Application of Research Discoveries, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Dr, MSC 2480, Bethesda, MD 20892 ([email protected]). The authors thank the promotoras de salud whose dedication and efforts made it possible to implement the project. They also thank Dr Denise Simons-Morton and Karen Donato for reviewing and editing the manuscript. No funding was received for this work. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Family & Community Health: April/June 2012 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 111-119 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3182465058 Buy Metrics Abstract Salud Para Su Carozón is a culturally sensitive, community-based program to increase heart healthy knowledge and behaviors among Latinos. Promotoras were trained using a 10-session manual to teach participants from 7 communities about heart disease risk factors and skills to achieve heart healthy behaviors. In 435 participants with pre-to-post self-reported data, there were increases in physical activity outside of work (57%–78%), heart health knowledge (49%–76%), and confidence in preparing heart healthy meals (66%–81%) (all Ps < .001). Results suggest that promotoras can provide effective health education to improve heart health risk behaviors in select Latino communities. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.