The National Network of Promotoras and Community Health Workers
In 2001 we established the first and only Network of Promotoras and Community Health Workers in California.
The Network now includes more than 4,000 promotores in 12 regions of California and one region in Mexico. In 2015 we also expanded to a National Network to include additional community networks in five states: Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona. The Network provides leadership, training and advocacy for promotores and community health workers.
Our current regions:
- Southern California (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
- Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)
- Orange County
- Los Angeles County
- San Fernando Valley
- Central Coast (Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties)
- Southern Central Valley (Kern and Kings Counties)
- Central Valley (Fresno and Tulare Counties)
- Northern Central Valley (Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties)
- Greater Bay Area (Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties)
- Northern Bay Area (Napa and Solano Counties)
- Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Regional Committees, divisions of the Network, provide promotores with workforce development and professional training. They help to build leadership and peer support and develop organizing and advocacy skills. The Regional Committees offer a structure that brings individual promotores together and allows them to share resources and best practices.