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

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.

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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
October 23, 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
October 23, 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