"Our Community Engagement"
Expanding the Role of Promotores/Community Health Care Workers

MOTIVATE/MOTIVAR

INFORM/INFORMAR

NAVIGATE/NAVEGAR

EDUCATE/EDUCAR

OUR MISSION


The mission of Día de la Mujer Latina is to promote healthy behaviors within the underserved Latino community by providing a culturally and linguistically proficient education, facilitating early detection screening, culturally preventative care interventions; promoting wellness with resource information, Promotores/Community Health Workers training and Patient Navigation for follow-up services.


Since 1997, Día de la Mujer Latina (DML) has earned national recognition as a Latino community based organization (CBO), founded by a Latina breast cancer survivor, dedicated to eliminating health disparities within the Latino community in 39 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Its focus on providing culturally proficient health education and facilitating early detection screening is a results of its successful signature bilingual training modules for Promotores/CHWs. This bilingual comprehensive curriculum includes training modules in areas such as community engagement, patient advocacy, principles of health promotion, chronic disease management, patient navigation, behavioral health navigation and telehealth community navigation. 

OUR LEADERSHIP


National Board of Directors

Venus Ginés, M.A., CHWI
President/Founder

Executive Board

Cesar Rolon Jr. – Board Chair
Imagen Marketing Consultants

Yvette De Luna, Attorney – CFO

Concepcion Diaz-Arrastia, MD – Medical Director

Women’s Health Surgeon

Emilia Cordero, MS, RN, ANP-C, – Secretary
Baylor College of Medicine

Leslie Enriquez, Univision Communications, Houston

Zahyrah Blakeney, Episcopal Health Foundation

Nelly Elorza, – Administrator (Volunteer)
CHW/Promotores Instructor, Notary Public

Advisory Board

Arnie Joseph
Chroma Group – New Jersey

Dr. Jose Gerena
DML Puerto Rico

Volunteer Staff

Lourdes Ortiz
Patient Navigator

In November 2019, DML inaugurated training courses for the students at the UABCS, Universidad Autónoma Baja California Sur, Los Cabos in Mexico.Dozens of students attended the Workshop: Diabetes and Obesity Awareness among the Latino community.

OUR FOUNDER

Venus Ginés earned a B.A. from California State University on Latin American Studies & Women’s Studies and a M.A. from Georgia State University (WMSI), focusing on the cultural and system barriers faced by Latinas with breast cancer. 

 

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