The Latino Migrant Worker HIV Prevention Program: building a community partnership through a community health worker training program

Fam Community Health. Apr-Jun 2012;35(2):139-46. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3182465153.


There is limited information on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Latino migrant workers (LMWs), although available data indicate that this community is being disproportionally affected. The need for prevention programs that address the specific needs of LMWs is becoming well recognized. HIV prevention interventions that train and employ community health workers are a culturally appropriate way to address the issues of community trust and capacity building in this community. This article describes the Latino Migrant Worker HIV Prevention Program and its efforts to train and engage community health workers in the prevention of HIV among LMWs in South Florida.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Capacity Building*
  • Community Health Workers*
  • Cultural Competency* / education
  • Florida
  • HIV Infections / ethnology
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice / ethnology*
  • Humans
  • Latin America / ethnology
  • Preventive Health Services / methods*
  • Transients and Migrants / psychology*
  • Transients and Migrants / statistics & numerical data