Lorena Sprager brings over 25 years experience of working with Latinos to promote health, facilitate access to services and develop leadership. Her approach is to honor traditions and build on assets. In Hood River, Oregon, she heads the health literacy firm of Lorena Sprager and Associates. She is also a team member at Nuestra Comunidad Sana (Our Healthy Community), a Community Health Worker program. In addition, Lorena works in the Palliative Care Program at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, with a focus on addressing health equity in the Latino population. She serves on the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities Region X Health Equity Coalition.
- Field testing with focus groups and individual interviews with Spanish speaking Latinos
- Adapting materials to plain Spanish language and for cultural appropriateness
- Providing translation quality assurance, translation and back translation
- Developing and supporting community health worker programs
Recent work includes:
- Plain Spanish language fotonovela style posters on tuberculosis and queso fresco safety (2014).
- Co-author, The Silent Crisis: How to do Outreach in an Anti-Immigrant Climate. This is a guide for community health and outreach workers to support immigrants. It can also be used as an awareness tool for staff that works with immigrants. Available in Spanish and English (2012).
Lorena is dedicated to providing the highest quality tools that empower Latinos to improve health.