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Welcome to PODER en SALUD

We are a group of Latino-identified and/or Latino-serving community-based organizations from across the United States that have come together to address the COVID-19 pandemic through a collective effort to provide accurate, timely, information, education, and resources to our people through trusted local affiliates committed to the health, well-being, and prosperity of Latinos/Latinx.

The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of Latinx communities at high risk for COVID-19 to effectively respond to the pandemic through the engagement of trusted community-based organizations (CBOs), tailored communications, and the mobilization of Promotores (Latinx Community Health Workers) trained to deliver COVID-19 prevention/vaccination messages and community mitigation strategies. The scope of this project is national in scope with local impact.


PODER en SALUD (Power in Health) project is focusing this Fall and Winter season on circulating respiratory viruses.


Did you know that 19,000 people died last year in the U.S. because of the flu? And that RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) causes 14,000 deaths annually among people over 65? Respiratory viruses circulate all year round, but since the COVID-19 virus impacted the world, communities worry about seasonal “tripledemics”, which refers to the prevalence and co-circulation of Influenza (flu), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and COVID-19 all at once to the extent that it overwhelms emergency departments and affects the health of many families.


Flu, COVID-19, and RSV are all respiratory viruses, but there are differences in how they spread. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by learning more about each. 

Information Hub

To learn more about other PODER en SALUD (Power in Health) project activities, click here. 


Online News Reading

CDC updates and simplifies respiratory virus recommendations

RSV Vaccination for Older Adults 60 Years of Age and Over

Information for the 2024-2025

Flu Season

Core Partners

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Lead Organization

PROCEED, Inc., (herein called PROCEED) is a multicultural, minority-governed, and not-for-profit community-based health and human services organization that has been serving the Elizabeth and Union County, NJ, communities since 1970 through collaboratively designed and developed programs.  Approximately 15,000 Union County residents access services through one or more of our six interdependent departments, including the National Center for Training, Support, and Technical Assistance (NCTSTA), which is dedicated to public health workforce development and the advancement of social service agencies throughout the U.S. and its territories.

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