Creative solutions for organizational efficiency and financial health.

As key players in health and human service delivery, nonprofits navigate a host of internal and external challenges. Competition for scarce public resources puts organizational efficiency at the top of their list of priorities.

The KDHRC program on Organizational Studies provides guidance on the major public policy questions that affect the delivery of health and social services by nonprofits. Our expertise provides policy makers and nonprofit practitioners with the skills and resources they need to operate with maximum effectiveness.

Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC)

KDHRC is developed the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC) program, which includes resources to support NPOs’ formation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programs.

Publications

KDHRC contributes to the fields of public health, health communication, and organizational studies through our academic and mainstream publications.

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Who Benefits the Most from the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse?

Eric C. Twombly, Rosa M. Smith, Debra S. Kozlowski, and Kristen D. Holtz

The Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC) strives to build the capacity of staffers at Latino health nonprofits to effectively run promotores programs. This brief explores characteristics of staffers most likely to benefit from exposure to TPC’s courses. While many types of staffers experienced gains in knowledge, positive attitudes, and self-efficacy around executing promotores programs, the biggest beneficiaries of TPC are frontline staffers at small, grassroots organizations. With respect to attitudes as the primary focus, TPC significantly impacts younger staffers.

 

November 2017
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Who Benefits the Most from the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse?

Eric C. Twombly, Rosa M. Smith, Debra S. Kozlowski, and Kristen D. Holtz

The Todo Promotores Clearinghouse (TPC) strives to build the capacity of staffers at Latino health nonprofits to effectively run promotores programs. This brief explores characteristics of staffers most likely to benefit from exposure to TPC’s courses. While many types of staffers experienced gains in knowledge, positive attitudes, and self-efficacy around executing promotores programs, the biggest beneficiaries of TPC are frontline staffers at small, grassroots organizations. With respect to attitudes as the primary focus, TPC significantly impacts younger staffers.

 

November 2017
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A Tool to Help Staffers Formulate, Implement, and Evaluate Promotores Programs at Latino- Serving Nonprofit Organizations: How Effective is the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse?

Eric C. Twombly, Rosa M. Smith, Debra S. Kozlowski, and Kristen D. Holtz

Community-based nonprofit organizations are critical to effective health service delivery in low-income areas of the United States. Many such organizations use promotores, or community health workers, to conduct health promotion, education, and health system navigation to improve Latinos’ access to and use of health care. This brief examines the effectiveness of the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse, an online resource to support the creation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programming among Latino-serving nonprofits.

September 2017
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A Tool to Help Staffers Formulate, Implement, and Evaluate Promotores Programs at Latino- Serving Nonprofit Organizations: How Effective is the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse?

Eric C. Twombly, Rosa M. Smith, Debra S. Kozlowski, and Kristen D. Holtz

Community-based nonprofit organizations are critical to effective health service delivery in low-income areas of the United States. Many such organizations use promotores, or community health workers, to conduct health promotion, education, and health system navigation to improve Latinos’ access to and use of health care. This brief examines the effectiveness of the Todo Promotores Clearinghouse, an online resource to support the creation, implementation, and evaluation of promotores programming among Latino-serving nonprofits.

September 2017
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Using Promotores Programs to Improve Latino Health Outcomes: Implementation Challenges for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Eric C. Twombly, Kimberly A. Stringer, & Kristen D. Holtz, KDHRC Working Paper 09-002

Eric C. Twombly, Kimberly A. Stringer, & Kristen D. Holtz,

Latinos in the United States face numerous barriers to accessing health care and suffer from relatively low health outcomes. To address these barriers and improve Latinos’ health, community-based nonprofits attempt to use innovative and creative health care delivery methods, including promotores programs. Promotores are community lay health workers, often working through nonprofit organizations, who provide outreach and services to Latinos. Using primary data from a sample of national experts, this paper explores the challenges faced by nonprofits in the implementation of promotores programs. The findings suggest three key implementation problems: the lack of standardized information on promotores programs, labor issues, and organizational costs. The paper concludes with several strategies to addresses these problems.

September 2009
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Using Promotores Programs to Improve Latino Health Outcomes: Implementation Challenges for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations Eric C. Twombly, Kimberly A. Stringer, & Kristen D. Holtz, KDHRC Working Paper 09-002

Eric C. Twombly, Kimberly A. Stringer, & Kristen D. Holtz,

Latinos in the United States face numerous barriers to accessing health care and suffer from relatively low health outcomes. To address these barriers and improve Latinos’ health, community-based nonprofits attempt to use innovative and creative health care delivery methods, including promotores programs. Promotores are community lay health workers, often working through nonprofit organizations, who provide outreach and services to Latinos. Using primary data from a sample of national experts, this paper explores the challenges faced by nonprofits in the implementation of promotores programs. The findings suggest three key implementation problems: the lack of standardized information on promotores programs, labor issues, and organizational costs. The paper concludes with several strategies to addresses these problems.

September 2009
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Organizational Studies

This program provides guidance on the major public policy questions that affect the delivery of health and social services by nonprofits.

Staff Contact
Eric C. Twombly, PhD
Principal Research Associate