The Promotora Program is the foundational program of Sacred Valley Health. Our goal is that each community in our catchment area that wishes to participate in our program has access to a community health worker, or promotora de salud. This core program focuses on prevention, early detection, and treatment of certain diseases and conditions common in the high Andean region of Peru. Promotoras attend monthly trainings at the Sacred Valley Health office in Ollantaytambo that incorporate health topics with leadership and critical thinking skills.
They are able to take that knowledge back to their communities by providing direct health education to their neighbors in a variety of settings including door-to-door house visits and presentations at community-wide assemblies. After graduating from this two-year program, promotoras have the option to participate in one or more of our specialized programs: the Docente Program, the Women’s Health Program, the Advanced Nutrition Program, and the Wilderness Medicine Program.