Community Health Advocacy Program

The next CHAP class begins on Friday, October 6. Contact or call (303) 722-5150 to learn more.

CHAP Schedule of Training (Complete schedule takes place at the CLLARO Office)

  • Fri Oct 6 – 9:00am – 5:00pm – Full-day Orientation: Welcome to CHAP!
  • Fri Oct 13 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #1: The Social Determinants of Health
  • Fri Oct 20 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #2: Mapping Your Personal Vision for Change
  • Fri Oct 27 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #3: Leadership Action Plan Implementation
  • Fri Nov 3 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #4: Healthcare Systems & Access
  • Fri Nov 10 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #5: Preventative Self Care
  • Fri Nov 17 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #6: Nutrition & Physical Health
  • Fri, Nov 24 – BREAK (no training this week)
  • Fri Dec 1 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #7: Mental & Behavioral Health
  • Fri Dec 8 – 9:00am – 12:00pm – Training #8: Environmental Health
  • Fri Dec 15 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Graduation Dinner
Interpretation provided in English and Spanish. Childcare available upon request.


Thanks to CLLARO’s longtime partnership with Polly Baca, CLLARO launched the Community Health Advocacy Program (CHAP) in 2014. CHAP seminars improve community members’ leadership, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing skills in order to confront a variety of health disparities that exist in their communities.

Our inaugural cohort of CHAP participants, pictured below, have worked diligently to develop community projects designed to increase access to culturally-competent physical, mental, and spiritual healthcare options for Latino communities. A summary of their projects is outlined below.

CHAP Graduation Day! August 21, 2017

Jasmin Barco

Recycling and Compost Accessibility for Multi-Family Units

The goal of this project is to incentivize responsible waste management practices and to increase access to basic recycling and compost services at minimal cost in Aurora, where currently no incentives or services exist. This project seeks to increase awareness about the environmental benefits of recycling and composting among apartment complexes in order to increase initial impact.

Rosario Mendoza, Dina Puente, and Angela Ázua-Tzul

Mujer Fuerza y Sentimientos

The focus for this project is to create a cultural support network for Latinas and monolingual Spanish-speaking women with the goal of improving women’s overall health and well being. This group helps women to develop themselves as leaders and encourages them to become advocates for their communities.

Hilda Perez

Preventative Health Care – Early Screenings for Diabetes and HBP

The goal of this project is to increase education about preventative measures to combat diabetes and chronic high blood pressure. The main demographic for this project will be mothers, given that most tend to neglect their own health in favor of their spouses and children.

Irving Reza

Urban/Rooftop Gardening

The goal of this project is to make locally-grown produce available to low-income communities through an urban gardening initiative. This culturally responsive project will eventually incorporate a curriculum which will teach others how to cultivate organic produce right in their own backyard.