Health Education Prevention & Promotion, Inc. (HEPP) is an organization whose mission is to empower the South Florida Minority community to develop healthy habits for greater health through awareness, education, guidance and counseling. Our goal is to promote health and improve the quality of life of all persons in minority communities in South Florida who have or are at risk of having diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases. We are an organization committed to reducing the burden of disability and death from these chronic diseases through education, prevention and early detection.The organization provides outreach and culturally appropriate health education in English and Creole at local churches, adult education schools, health fairs and community events on chronic disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. HEPP links community members to screening providers, assists with navigation throughout the health care system, and connects community members to appropriate resources. HEPP also provides support to those living with cancer and other chronic diseases.
Part 3 of a 3 part breast cancer seminar taking place in February 2018 at a local church in Miami. 60 minute interactive nutrition education workshop with healthy food preparation demonstration and participants sampling. Great participation and lots of fun while learning. This program is funded by the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
HEPP program Director teaching the students during a HEPP sponsored cancer workshop at an adult education school in Broward County in May 2018. This was part 2 of a 4 part series on cancer, nutrition and importance of physical activity. Topic today was colorectal cancer.This program was funded by UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
HEPP staff provided education at the Educational Village in Bayfront Park for the Susan G komen More Than Pink Walk. Pictured here is HEPP Executive Director Pascale Auguste in pink. Also pictured are Trivel McKire of the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in Broward County and Elda Santana of Community Life Support, Inc. in Miami. It is through partenrship and collaboration with community partners such as Trivel and Elda that HEPP is able to reach its goals and fulfill its mission.
A "Celebrating Life" Beach retreat was organized by group facilitator and HEPP staff in September 2018 for the members of the Support Program for Haitians with Cancer and their families. This was made possible by funds from Flasco Foundation, donations and help from HEPP volunteers. This was an incredible day full of joy and fun for the cancer survivors and their families.
Faith-Based Breast Cancer Outreach-Educating and Empowering Haitian Women to Take Charge of Their Breast Health.
Program provides a 3-part series of interactive workshops in English and Creole at churches on breast health awareness, breast cancer, breast cancer screening, risk factors, speaking to your health care provider, role of nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of breast cancer, cancer support resources.
Nutritionist and Fitness instructor provides presentations and demonstrations on nutrition and physical activity. 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
Check Change Control-an evidenced based program of the American Heart Association culturally/linguistically adapted for 2 large Haitian Churches in Miami-Dade
Program aims at reducing blood pressure by 10mmHG for participants with high blood pressure.
This is a 4 month program implemented at two designated Haitian churches in Miami-Dade. 25 church members are identified at each church to participate in the program
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
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Outreach, Education & Screening for the Haitian Community
Comprehensive outreach, education and screening program 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 600 Haitian women utilizing evidenced based small group and one on one session per year.
60 women receive free Clinical breast exam and annual screening mammograms.
Case management and navigation offered for participants with abnormal screening test results
The Support Program for Haitians with Cancer
HEPP supports this program through grants, donation and volunteers.
Program provides a free professionally-led monthly support group offered in Creole designed to improve accessibility and remove the cultural, socioeconomic and language barriers keeping underserved Haitian cancer patients from accessing vital support services.
The program also provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and those who care for them
Support group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Jackson North Medical Center.
A new group will begin in Homestead in November 2018. For information and referrals please contact Pascale Denis, LMHC at 305-209-6175
Anna M. Johnson, MHSA, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Traverso, RN, MHA, CCM
Pascale D. Auguste, RN, BSN
Dr. Elizabeth Philippe
Marie Jose Ledan
Pascale D. Auguste, RN, BSN
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.