Leaders in Health Education

Committed to Reducing Health Disparities

Dedicated to Changing and Saving Lives

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

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.

Our Services

Empowerment-Support- Guidance- Advocacy

Health Education and Outreach

Culturally appropriate Lectures, Information, Workshops in English and Creole on cancer prevention, diabetes, heart disease, health screenings, treatment and healthy lifestyle choices presented in various settings such as:
· Small or Large Group Classes
· Heath Fairs
· Church Outreach
· Adult Education Schools

Screening

HEPP refers uninsured and underinsured men and women for free or low cost mammogram, clinical breast exam and other life-saving screening tests through our community health screening partners.
Free health screening is made possible through grants and donations.
HEPP provides care coordination to all clients with abnormal screening exams.
HEPP provides patient navigation for follow up care, treatment and support in collaboration with other community organizations

Community Resources

HEPP supports the Support Program for Haitians with Cancer through our funders, donations and volunteers.
The support group meets the 3rd wedsnesday of every month at Jackson North Medical Center 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A new support group in the Homestead area will start in November 2018.
For information or referrals please contact Pascale Denis, LMHC, at 305-209-6175

2018-2019 PROGRAMS

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.

Our Mission

To empower the South Florida minority communities to develop healthy habits for greater health through awareness, education, guidance and counseling.

Events

Upcoming Events To Be Announced

26
January

Health Education Seminar

Health education Seminar on Heart Disease Prevention

30
March

Nutrition Workshop