AAPCHO and MHP Salud presented four culturally relevant My Healthy Plate brochures that include the cultural traditions and dietary preferences of Filipino/a/x and Hmong Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (MSAW) communities as critical tools in preventing diabetes. In this webinar, speakers from Mabuhay Health Center and Minnesota Community Care shared the importance of culturally relevant My Healthy Plate educational resources, a national survey and health center collaboration efforts, and promising practices. MHP Salud introduced their series of culturally appropriate My Healthy Plate educational resources and how they increase organizational capacity at Health Centers through community health worker (CHW)-led programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of culturally relevant educational resources to target and support vulnerable populations;
  2. Identify comprehensive educational tools to decrease, manage, and delay chronic diseases such as diabetes in vulnerable populations; and
  3. Highlight the CHW profession in the introduction of culturally relevant educational resources.

National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) Faculty and Speakers: 

  • Gabrielle Peñaranda, Program Manager, Training and Technical Assistance, AAPCHO
  • Monica Garcia, Health Education Specialist, MHP Salud

Guest Presenters:

Mabuhay Health Center

  • Katrina Gonzales, Administrative Director (2022-2023)
  • Darius Ramirez, Public Health Director (2022-2023)
  • Isabel Rosals, Public Health Chair (2022-2023)

Minnesota Community Care

  • Katie Meaux, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • DessaRae Smith, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Intended Audience:

Clinical staff and coordinators, community health workers, providers, dietitians, and all frontline office workers given their role in delivering direct services to patients


Individual presentation resources for access for a wide range of internet capabilities:

AAPCHO and MHP Salud Presentation

Mabuhay Health Center Presentation

Minnesota Community Care Presentation

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