Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research


Proyecto Vales+Tú: A Program to Prevent Injury Disparities Among Latino Day Laborers.

Project Overview

Latino day laborers (LDL) experience a disproportionately high rate of on-the-job injuries and fatalities compared with other workers in the US. The aims of this study were:

1) to identify intervention priorities using a corner-based survey to assess occupational and psychosocial risk associated with LDL risk for injury;
2) design a culturally responsive and context appropriate safety intervention program to address psychosocial risks that lead to injury;
3) pilot a corner-level intervention and evaluate the safety program's feasibility and acceptability among LDL.

The pilot intervention program called VALES+TU (You are worth more) was a corner-level intervention delivered by LDL promotores using individual (small media materials and Motivational Interviewing) and group (interpersonal communication and group problem solving) strategies to engage, motivate, and empower LDL to develop a safety plan based on their personal risk reduction priorities. A total of 25 participants were enrolled in each of three study conditions for a total of 75 LDL enrolled in the pilot intervention program.

Latino Day Laborers in the field

Project Details

Maria E. Fernandez-Esquer, PhD, MPI
Pamela M. Diamond, PhD, MPI
Martha Ojeda, Fe y Justicia Workers' Center, Co PI
Ceclilia Montano, PhD, Project Director
Louis D. Brown, PhD, Co Investigator
Belinda M. Reininger, DrPH, Co Investigator
Craig Field, PhD, Co Investigator

Maria Julia Brunette, PhD, Consultant
Day Laborer Health Partnership, Community Advisory Board

Project Staff

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