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PROCEED, Inc., National Center for Training Support and Technical Assistance is a leader and trailblazer in providing cutting-edge capacity building, training, and technical assistance services to not-for-profit community-based health and human services organizations, civic and religious organizations, health departments, government agencies, and academic institutions that are seeking ways to maximize current resources, talent, and technology, to become more effective, efficient, and self-sustaining. 


In 2020, PROCEED, Inc. NCTSTA was commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a national initiative to increase the capacity of Latino communities across the U.S. to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, through education, messaging, and linkage to local support services, in states and/or among segments of the Latino community hardest hit by COVID-19. The resulting initiative is PODER en SALUD.


This project is comprised of PROCEED, Inc., 10 community-based Core Partners, and an additional 31 organizations recruited by the Core Partners to serve as local affiliates to help develop and disseminate Spanish-first, accurate, and culturally and situationally appropriate COVID-19 prevention information. Promotores/as or Community Health Workers (CHWs) will provide “boots on the ground” support to deliver COVID-19 prevention, testing, and vaccine messages to Latinos/Latinx, and link them to essential health, human, and social services that will help mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on the community. Collectively, these Partners will reach Latino/Latinx subgroups in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Oregon, California, Kansas, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Washington, Texas, District of Columbia, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Minnesota, U.S Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Latino populations of focus for PODER en SALUD include individuals with pre-existing chronic conditions, women and families, undocumented persons, farmworkers, meatpacking/poultry workers, faith communities, and young adults. 

Core Partners

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A national non-profit and leader in education and youth development. NYLC offers a variety of paths to reach service-learning “excellence” through online content, customized professional development, tools, resources, and other capacity-building. Their mission is to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world, with young people, their schools, and communities through service-learning. NYLC is leading the way to address real-world issues with all young people, inspiring them to serve. 

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One of the largest Latinx community-based organizations in Rhode Island. Their mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latinx and immigrant communities achieve greater self-sufficiency and socioeconomic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change. They have developed critical programs that serve as “models” for community agencies across the state and provide services that range from adult education to early childhood education, and other social services.

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A non-profit organization in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization was founded in 2003 to fill service gaps specifically around adolescent health promotion and prevention services. ARCH's mission is to increase access to racially and culturally appropriate environments for the overall improvement of the quality of life in the U.S.V.I. ARCH provides technical assistance, and organizational management services, and develops culturally specific prevention programs for youth and young adults in the U.S.V.I.  

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For 44 years, El Centro has been committed to serving the Latinx community through a wide array of services from childhood education, after-school and summer enrichment programs, promotores de salud programs, community health navigation programs, financial assistance, and advocacy programs, such as DACA clinics and citizenship assistance. Their mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of Latinx individuals and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities. 


A non-profit community-based organization in Puerto Rico. They provide comprehensive specialized outpatient medical care and support services for HIV to more than 900 people living with HIV and AIDS who are underserved, underinsured, with low income, special and/or hard-to-reach populations of all ages, sex, and risk factors. PR CONCRA’s mission is to offer community health services that contribute to the optimal development of people with a model that guarantees access and quality medical care.


A nonprofit organization historically known as an HIV/AIDS service provider. Their mission is spearheading health advocacy for Latinx individuals, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity for community organizations in NYC and nationwide. LCOA is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network and several other national programs dedicated to eradicating health disparities among the Latinx community.

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A leading healthcare services provider in Puerto Rico with 12 clinics strategically located in diverse communities to ensure that all residents, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to continuous and coordinated care that focuses on their needs. Their mission is to transform the quality of life of our patients, their families, and the community through an innovative, high-quality service delivery model characterized by respect, sensibility, inclusiveness, and humanity. 

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