When Esther Fuñez joined Isles as a Community Health Worker, she noticed that a lot of people were signing up for Isles' lead tests but not many were Spanish speakers. So she took
to Facebook, with targeting postings that gained overwhelming responses from the Hispanic community. She translated one of our Healthy Homes presentations into Spanish for 25 families, and 20 people signed up for assessments on the spot.
"Maybe they didn't go to school in their old country or don't read well. That's why I explain things to them in person and help them fill out their applications," she shared. With strong connections to the community and healthy homes expertise, Community Health Workers like Esther open doors and make our work possible.