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What happens when patients become leaders on the health team?

March 25, 2016


Watch America Bracho, President of Latino Health Access and author of Hesperian’s newest title,
Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain explain the improvements that can be won through community-centered care.

LHA_2016_black_396pxFor ideas and encouragement on organizing for health in your community, check out Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain which tells the story of how Latino Health Access developed its groundbreaking promotor model of peer-to-peer outreach and education in Santa Ana, California. Facing problems such as obesity and diabetes, exacerbated by poverty and discrimination, their strategies, advice, and accomplishments will spark hope and change across an increasingly unhealthy America.

Read more about Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain, including Dr. Robert Ross’ moving preface, and advance praise from community organizers, academics, and public health experts. 

“With engagement, passion, and powerful storytelling, this book makes clear that people are the experts in their own lives and recognizing this translates into better, healthier communities.”
— Alfonso Diaz Smith, Colectivo de Prácticas Narrativas