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News Archive

Houston Nonprofit ProSalud Promotes Health Awareness and Healthcare Access Among Hispanic Immigrants

ProSalud Community Health Worker Margarita Marioni delivering a Salud en Mis Manos presentation to a group of people.

July 12, 2023

Houston nonprofit and CHPPR partner ProSalud has spent more than 20 years providing health education and healthcare access to Hispanic Immigrant communities in Houston, Texas. ProSalud trains Community Health Workers (CHWs) to serve as a bridge between these communities and the health care system by improving health awareness and access to local resources using print materials, presentations, health screenings, community events and other venues.

CHPPR Partners with Columbus Community Hospital to Provide a National Diabetes Prevention Program to Rural Community

Columbus lifestyle coaches and program coordinator with UTHealth Houston project team.

July 5, 2023

CHPPR has partnered with the Columbus Community Hospital and Wellness Center, an acute care medical and surgical facility in Columbus, Texas, to establish a National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). Columbus Community Hospital adds the NDPP lifestyle change program to an array of services they offer to their rural community through their Wellness Center. 

Pilot feasibility PrEPLINKer/TestLinker project utilizes innovative blockchain technology to enhance the PrEP care continuum for underserved communities in Houston

Skyline of Houston at night.

June 26, 2023

CHPPR investigators, in collaboration with the Houston Health Department and external research institutions, have initiated a pilot project to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a blockchain-based platform to facilitate easier access to PrEP care. This community-based, interdisciplinary project uses an implementation science framework to explore future development and implementation of the PrEPLINKer system, which will assist users in overcoming barriers to PrEP access and comprehensive HIV prevention, education, and wrap-up services as well as secure management of HIV testing (TestLinker system) and risk assessment information.

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