Did you know that lupus is more common in women than men, and that Latinas are more likely to have lupus compared to White women? Promotores can play an important role to support women in their communities.
Latinas con Lupus, Promotores con Información is an online professional development course that prepares promotores to conduct outreach to raise lupus awareness and support a person with suspected or diagnosed lupus. Latinas con Lupus, Promotores con Información aims to improve promotores’ skills and knowledge to support clients in advocating for themselves and obtaining adequate medical attention.
In the online professional development course, promotores are guided by the course facilitator, Natalia Gomez, through four lessons:
- What is Lupus?
- How to Raise Lupus Awareness
- How to Support a Client with Suspected Lupus
- How to Support a Client with Diagnosed Lupus
Each lesson consists of videos, handouts, quizzes, Q&A sessions with experts, and scenario-based learning that allows promotores to practice their skills and knowledge.
Latinas con Lupus, Promotores con Información was created by KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) with funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (grant number 4R44MD010392-02). Its content is solely the responsibility of KDHRC and does not necessarily represent the official views of National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.
KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) is a research and communication agency. KDHRC develops, implements, and evaluates bilingual community health worker programs on a variety of health-related topics. KDHRC conducts rigorous research to explore complex social problems and designs and tailors’ programs specific to a community’s needs that improve the health and well-being of a community’s youth and families. Please visit the KDHRC website at www.kdhrc.com.