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  Promotores Latinos
Promotores Latinos is one of Puerto Ricos top talent agencies, show producers and entertainment representants.
MTV soon filed a lawsuit against both WAPA-TV and Promotores Latinos, citing that the likeness and name of their own show, Remote Control, was being used without proper consent.
In 2002, international singer Olga Tanon[?], a very important figure in the world of Latin American music, left the company, but her absence was somewhat filled inmediately with the signing of rising singer, Melina León[?] and TV personality, Silverio Pérez[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pr/Promotores_Latinos.html   (199 words)

  
 Ohio
Promotores de Salud is a program designed to ensure that Latino women in Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio, have access to quality prenatal care, infant care, and supportive services.
It is run by the Ohio Hispanic Coalition, a private, nonprofit, Latino community-based organization founded in 1990 in response to an influx of Latinos in central Ohio.
In 1998, over 6 percent of the Latinos received their first prenatal care visit at the Columbus Health Department’s clinics after the 27th week of pregnancy, and 58 percent arrived in the second trimester.
www.nlci.org /States/ohio.htm   (362 words)

  
 Congressional Hispanic Caucus - Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano, Chair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Latinos and is responsible for 25% of all Latino deaths.
We support educating the Latino community on the prevalence of mental disorders and addressing social stigma through outreach programs, culturally competent treatment programs and training for mental health providers, addressing injurious suicide attempts among Latina girls and adolescents, and national media campaigns to reduce underage drinking.
Because Latinos are the fastest growing population in the country and have the greatest life expectancy of any ethnic group, the community will experience a six-fold increase in Alzheimer’s by 2050 – meaning that 1.3 million Latinos will have Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, compared to fewer than 200,000 currently living with the disease.
www.house.gov /napolitano/chc/chctaskforces/health.htm   (1055 words)

  
 HIV/AIDS Bureau - Innovative Approaches to HIV Outreach Along the US/Mexico Border
Promotores, community health workers who are volunteers or “lay leaders,” are trained to provide health education and prevention services to community members.
Promotores also obtain permission from packing shed supervisors to talk to the employees about HIV during their 15-minute breaks.
The “shock value” of the campaign was critical to normalizing the presence of HIV in the Latino community and encouraging Latinos to recognize HIV as a community problem.
hab.hrsa.gov /special/border_innovative.htm   (2887 words)

  
 NJDHSS News Releases
The Promotores will then act as advocates, helping individuals find a clinic providing the Rapid HIV test, navigate the health care system, ensure medications are purchased and taken, and provide information on safer sex and healthier lifestyles.
With these Promotores in the neighborhood who speaks Spanish, high-risk individuals may be more likely to listen to a prevention message, get tested and begin reducing at-risk behaviors.
The grants are part of the Latino IMPACT Initiative, a major project of the DHSS Division of HIV/AIDS Services in cooperation with community organizations to address the disproportionate rate of HIV/AIDS in
www.state.nj.us /cgi-bin/dhss/njnewsline/view_article.pl?id=2777   (480 words)

  
 National Council of La Raza: NCLR Special Events: NCLR Annual Conference: Workshops: Health Track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
One possible explanation for this phenomenon is that individually-focused strategies fail to capitalize on the strengths and assets of the Latino family in general, and the mother’s crucial role in Hispanic family cohesion in particular.
Latinos en Movimiento: Paso a Paso por la Salud de Nuestra Comunidadis a culturally- and linguistically-appropriate project designed by and for Hispanics, to promote balanced, healthy lifestyles and reduce the likelihood of obesity.
Latino children face alarmingly high rates of hunger and obesity, conditions which stem from poor nutrition and will play a major role in their future well-being.
www.nclr.org /section/events/conference/workshops/health_track   (1023 words)

  
 California State University, Long Beach - Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The “Promotores de Salud” (PDS) or peer educators, are lay health care workers trained on a particular health issue or disease.
Their uniqueness and power lies in their ability to build a one-to-one relationship with the participant because they are members of the communities they serve, share the same languages, social and ethnic characteristics, and in many cases, are being treated for the same disease on they are trained to educate.
Promotores were also equipped with detailed patient education brochures and premiums as incentives to increase participation.
www.csulb.edu /centers/latinohealth/sanalarana.html   (444 words)

  
 NIH News Release-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Expands Salud para su Corazon--4/26/2001
But Latinos are generally unaware that the risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, physical inactivity, and cigarette smoking can be controlled and prevented,” said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant.
“Latinos are one of the youngest population groups,” said Matilde Alvarado, NHLBI’s coordinator of Minority Health Education and Outreach Activities.
In addition, he notes that high blood pressure levels and the rise of diabetes in young Latino children are alarming developments and must be addressed through prevention efforts in Latino families.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /new/press/01-04-26.htm   (948 words)

  
 Rafo Muniz
By that era also, he established a company named Promotores Latinos, where he performs as company President and main show producer.
In 1989, Promotores Latinos produced a Spanish version of MTV's show Remote Control[?], but they and WAPA-TV were sued for using the name and likeness of the show without any previous permission, so the show had to be called off quickly.
Muniz and his company had former Menudo member Xavier Serbia be the host of that show, named Control Remoto[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ra/Rafo_Muniz.html   (255 words)

  
 NJDHSS News Releases
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is coordinating with agencies throughout the state in a series of events to commemorate National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), raise understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Latino community, and encourage people to learn their HIV status.
Latinos account for just 14 percent of New Jersey's population yet 20 percent of all new HIV infections.
All six agencies that received Promotores grants -- El Club del Barrio; Horizon Health in Jersey City; PROCEED in Elizabeth; the Hispanic Family Center in Camden; the Spanish Community Center in Atlantic City; and the City of Trenton — have fully implemented their programs.
www.state.nj.us /cgi-bin/dhss/njnewsline/view_article.pl?id=2982   (724 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Present a training session for promotores at their national conference in August, 2001, and conduct discussions with several Promotores lay health educators regarding their perception of sleep issues within the Latino community and how sleep education messages can be incorporated into the health education activities of Promotores.
The Latino community is at high risk for cardiovascular disease, and is largely unaware of how to modify risk factors; Latinos, as well as non-Latinos are unaware of the signs, symptoms, and seriousness of obstructive sleep apnea.
As a beginning step in reaching the Latino community with culturally-meaningful educational material about sleep apnea, its signs, symptoms, consequences, diagnosis and treatment, we will have a professional Latino translator create a practical tool for lay audiences about sleep apnea.
hp2010.nhlbihin.net /projects/slpprojectlayout4.asp?p=71   (304 words)

  
 NIH News Release-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Expands Salud para su Corazon- - 04/26/2001
Salud para su Corazón, a unique community-based heart-health education program for Latinos, is rapidly expanding across the U.S. — making a difference in underserved communities in Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, and California.
Through a variety of creative activities, including cooking demonstrations, “weigh-ins,” and participation in physical activity, the promotores bring life-saving heart-health information to their neighbors and families.
Teresa Andrews, a promotores coordinator in Escondido, California, changed not only her own life but is now helping to improve the health of others in her Latino California community.
www.nih.gov /news/pr/apr2001/nhlbi-26.htm   (921 words)

  
 Evaluation of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation intervention for Latinos -- Woodruff et al. 11 (4): 361 -- ...
Evaluation of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation intervention for Latinos -- Woodruff et al.
Latinos should be tailored to the values and beliefs of the
Latinos by evaluating the impact of a culturally appropriate
tc.bmj.com /cgi/content/full/11/4/361   (4627 words)

  
 Hispanic Business - NCLR and Novo Nordisk to Partner on Latino Diabetes Education Project
At least 10% of Latinos have the disease, and it is more likely that one in six Hispanics currently are diabetic.
Promotores are lay health educators who provide health education and counseling and have been shown to be one of the most effective, and cost-effective, ways of educating Latinos about health issues such as diet and lifestyle choices.
The tool kit will include a bilingual trigger video and other materials that help educate Latinos about the risk factors for and symptoms of diabetes; the importance of diabetes screening; and finally, the course of treatment for the disease.
www.hispanicbusiness.com /news/newsbyid.asp?id=10520   (384 words)

  
 La Clinica de La Raza - Services - Health Education - Community Health Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Through our health education services, volunteers from the local community train as "promotores" (promoters) of health in their neighborhoods.
These "promotores" receive training on leadership, organization, and communication skills necessary to conduct health education presentations and facilitate health activities.
With Youth Brigade, the young persons' version of "promotores" program, teenagers receive training to become promoters of healthy choices and lifestyles in their schools and neighborhoods.
www.laclinica.org /services_he_che.html   (579 words)

  
 Publication
“This is especially problematic because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Latinos, and they have a disproportionate distribution of many of the risk factors for heart disease,” he said.
Preliminary results from the first group of families completing the program indicate that the promotores have had a positive impact on the families they counseled and have been successfully communicating their message, said project co-director Mary Luna Hollen, PhD, RD, LD.
They participated in the six-lesson family session conducted by the promotores, who will target their sessions to address the families’ risk factors and health conditions, Dr. Hollen said.
www.hsc.unt.edu /news/publication.cfm?ID=214   (993 words)

  
 News Release
Local promotores will undergo an intensive four-day training Dec. 3-6, 2001, that includes lessons on how to identify those at risk for heart disease and how a healthy lifestyle helps prevent or control heart disease.
But Latinos need to understand that the risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, overweight, physical inactivity, and cigarette smoking can be controlled and prevented,” said NHLBI Director Dr. Claude Lenfant.
In addition to developing the network of promotores, the intervention will also create a variety of neighborhood and community-wide awareness and education activities, such as guided group discussions, or charlas, community health fairs, cooking demonstrations, and mass media activities to reach community residents with heart health and family wellness messages.
www.hsc.unt.edu /news/newsrelease.cfm?ID=92   (747 words)

  
 Promotores Latinos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Set up in the middle 1980s by famous actor, show host, comedian and producer Rafo Muniz, who is the son of Puerto Rican acting, comedy and show host legend Tommy Muñiz, Promotores Latinos began producing television and concert shows almost immediately.
In 1990, Promotores Latinos helped logistically with the production of Tommy Muñiz's Oscar nominated film, Lo que le Pasó a Santiago.
In 2002, international singer Olga Tañón, a very important figure in the world of Latin American music, left the company, but her absence was somewhat filled immediately with the signing of rising singer, Melina León and TV personality, Silverio Pérez.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Promotores_Latinos   (231 words)

  
 .: Corvallis Gazette-Times :. Archives
Four hundred Latinos from around the valley gathered Saturday and Sunday at Willamette Park to participate in a Torneo de Futbol (soccer tournament) and community resource fair sponsored by the Benton County Health Department and Promotores de Salude program.
The Promotores program had been planning a Latino outreach for months and decided that a soccer tournament would be the best form of outreach to the Latino community.
Lina Loaiza of Promotores says she is hoping that next year they will have a soccer tournament for the kids.
www.gazettetimes.com /articles/2006/08/14/news/community/mon02.txt   (429 words)

  
 NHCSL - National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
The program aims at reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease in Hispanic elderly communities through outreach efforts using volunteer promotores de salud to disseminate educational materials, conduct community forums and media campaigns, and provide direct one-on-one assistance to individuals from Hispanic communities.
Created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, Salud para su Corazn began in 1994 as a pilot project in Washington, D.C., and later partnered with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic grassroots organization, and the University of North Texas.
The community outreach model worked well in the seven pilot programs because of the successes of the promotores and the support of the community-based organizations.
www.nhcsl.com /chronicdisease.html   (1527 words)

  
 The Office of Minority Health - OMH Content
Lideres Campesinos Por La Salud/Farmworker Leaders for Health which is designed to train volunteer promotores de salud to provide HIV prevention education to the entire family; and Young Latino Promotores utilizes a science-based “Mpowerment” intervention to encourage safer sex practices among young migrant men who have sex with men.
Local community-wide coalitions bring service providers together with promotores who work to break down barriers which keep migrants from using services, and to help ensure the availability of services to the largely non-English speaking, hard-to-reach migrant community.
Community forms are used to bring together promotores, outreach workers and volunteers to build skills, network and share lessons learned.
www.omhrc.gov /templates/content.aspx?ID=3362   (226 words)

  
 Smart Spot
Urban League, NCLR, AOM Foundation and PepsiCo kicked-off this unique partnership during the Urban League’s national conference in Washington, D.C. Studies show that African Americans and Latinos are at greater risk for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, conditions which can be controlled or prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
At the NCLR annual conference last week in Philadelphia, NCLR and AOM kicked off their program with the launch of the Spanish-language version of the America On the Move Web site (www.americaonthemove.org) and other language-appropriate materials to provide healthy lifestyle information to Spanish-speaking Latinos.
Programs like Promotores de Salud have been shown to be one of the most effective ways of educating individuals and families about preventing and controlling diseases, accessing health services and promoting healthier lifestyles.
www.smartspot.com /5_commitment/5-5-6_taking_on_health_issues.php   (763 words)

  
 Haciendo Punto por Tony
El dinero recaudado en el concierto “Haciendo punto por Tony” asciende a unos $179,296.35, reveló ayer en conferencia de prensa el productor Rafo Muñiz, presidente de Promotores Latinos, firma que tuvo a su cargo este espectáculo realizado el sábado 2 de abril en el anfiteatro Tito Puente, en San Juan.
El donativo se desglosa de la siguiente manera: $136,166.75 de boletos vendidos en Ticketpop, $20,777.75 de boletos vendidos en Promotores Latinos, $11.710.85 de la venta en las cantinas y unos $10,641.00 donados por Ticketpop de la suma de los cargos por servicio.
De acuerdo a los organizadores, Ralph Rivera, Josy Latorre, Silverio Pérez y Promotores Latinos, a esta cantidad se le restaron aproximadamente 6.000 de los gastos que no se pudieron conseguir por donativos como seguridad, el Seguro de Responsabilidad Pública, la limpieza final y bomberos, entre otros.
haciendopunto.com /por_Tony.htm   (4886 words)

  
 Press Materials - Smart Spot
Studies show that Latinos and African Americans are at greater risk for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, conditions that can be controlled or prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
At their annual conference, NCLR and AOM will kick off their program with the launch of the Spanish-language version of the America On the Move Web site (www.americaonthemove.org) and other language-appropriate materials to provide healthy lifestyle information to Spanish-Speaking Latinos.
NCLR will also develop a bilingual toolkit on the importance of sound nutrition and active living habits for use by its Promotores de Salud, lay health educators who provide information and counseling on key health issues to Latino communities throughout the country.
www.smartspot.com /commitment/taking-on-health-issues   (757 words)

  
 Housing Development Corporation - Affordable Housing and Sustainable Community Development
Program for low income youth in Forest Grove provides workforce education, training, GED completion, and job seeker assistance.
Our Promotores outreach program provides residents with training for performing peer to peer outreach in the areas of health care, education, employment and housing.
Your help, innovative public-private partnerships, local community support allow HDC to deliver much needed affordable housing and services.
www.farmworkerhousing.org   (251 words)

  
 Red de Promotores Latinos Dubli - Rede de Promotores DubLi - Welcome to DubLi Business Associate Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Ventas y Subastas Online donde los clientes, vendedores y promotores ganan al recomendar a terceros este gran portal de e-commerce que se lanza en breve.
El Portal sale el 19 de octubre del 2006 al mercado online, pero los promotores YA estamos desarrollando la red.
Vendas e Leilões Online onde os clientes, vendedores e promotores ganham ao recomendar a terceiros este grande portal de e-commerce que se lança em breve.
www.dublilatino.com   (251 words)

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