Health Education, Prevention & Promotion, Inc. (HEPP) was founded in 2012, to empower the South Florida minority communities, and to promote the adoption of healthy behaviors through awareness, education, guidance and counseling. HEPP staff has extensive experience working with the uninsured and underinsured individuals from diverse racial and ethnic minority groups in Miami-Dade and Broward County.
HEALTH EDUCATION CAN BE DEFINED AS THE PRINCIPLE BY WHICH INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS OF PEOPLE LEARN TO BEHAVE IN A MANNER CONDUCIVE TO THE PROMOTION, MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION OF HEALTH
Empowerment-Support- Guidance- Advocacy
Faith-Based Breast Cancer Outreach-Educating And Empowering Haitian Women To Take Charge Of Their Breast Health.
This program provides a 3-part series of interactive workshops in English and Creole at churches on breast health awareness, breast cancer, screening, risk factors, speaking to your health care provider, cancer support and resources. Nutritionist and Fitness instructor provide presentations and demonstrations on nutrition and physical activity and their role in the prevention of breast cancer. Over 350 women are reached yearly. Eligible women are registered during workshop series for free or low cost clinical breast exam and screening mammogram. Women identified as having breast cancer are referred to the Support Program for Haitians with Cancer. Program funded by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and donations.
Check Change Control-An Evidenced Based Program Of The American Heart Association Culturally And Linguistically Adapted For 2 Large Haitian Churches In Miami
This program aims at reducing blood pressure by 10 mmHg for participants with high blood pressure. This is a 4 month program implemented at two large Haitian churches in Miami. 25 church members are identified at each church to participate in the program. The program includes providing self-monitoring Blood Pressure machines and notebooks to participants, weekly tracking of blood pressures, monthly presentations on different aspects of Blood pressure and blood pressure control. Church volunteers are trained to review blood pressure readings weekly and submit for tracking to Program Director and to encourage participants. Monthly presentations and bi-weekly phone messages on tips for keeping Blood Pressure controlled are provided by HEPP staff. Program funded by The Miami Foundation and donations.
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Outreach, Education & Screening For The Haitian Community
This comprehensive outreach, education and screening program is designed to guide eligible women through an individualized screening process. Program improves beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and screening behaviors among linguistically isolated Haitian women living in Miami-Dade County. Program educates Haitian women utilizing evidenced based small group and one on one session. Women receive free Clinical breast exam and annual screening mammograms. Case management and navigation through the healthcare system provided to participants with abnormal screening test results. Women identified as having breast cancer are referred to the Support Program for Haitians with Cancer. Program funded by Susan G. Komen and donations.
To empower the South Florida minority communities to develop healthy habits for greater health through awareness, education, guidance and counseling.
Upcoming Events To Be Announced
Health Education Seminar
Health education Seminar on Heart Disease Prevention