BPNC's Promotoras de Salud program has been vital to the agency’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They maintain contact with community families through telephone, video chats, text messaging, and social media platforms to inform them about COVID-19 relief and support resources offered by BPNC or other community partners.
BPNCs Health Promoters:
- Facilitate weekly virtual workshops to provide up-to-date vaccine information.
- Provide virtual “Talk to a Doc/Habla con una Doctora” sessions with the support of our partners, Esperanza Healthcare Centers and UIC Health, to effectively address community concerns and provide in-depth answers to specific health-related questions.
- Disseminate bilingual multimedia resources to community schools and local businesses with culturally-appropriate vaccine information.
The Brighton Park community has experienced some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois. Not because of a lack of consideration. Not because of an absence of caution. But because of inequities and insufficient resources for our community residents.
Thanks to the generosity of local institutions and individuals like you, we have been able to address the critical needs of hundreds of families impacted by the pandemic. Here are some of our impact numbers as of January 2021.
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Meet Our Health Promoters
Brighton Park Elementary
Kelly College Prep
BPNC health promoters served as a critical tool for community members to get connected with vital resources, have questions answered, or overall help reduce worries and anxieties during the pandemic.
Workshops / Events
Play Streets is back!
Learn more about our annual Play Streets events held each summer throughout the Brighton Park community. These events are hosted by BPNC health promoters and community leaders.
We believe in building power and uplifting the voices of youth, undocumented folks, people of color, and other marginalized identities without decision-making ability. Our ongoing campaigns aim to address the inequities faced by our community, including Treatment Not Trauma, Free the Funds, ICIRR, City Budget, and Cancel Shotspotter.